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Husband and wife each suffer a fatal personal injury in crash

When traveling on roadways many drivers fail to consider the possibility of equipment failure. A tire blowout, for instance, can have catastrophic results not just for the occupants of that vehicle, but also for anyone else nearby. A New Jersey husband and wife each suffered a fatal personal injury in a crash caused by a blown tire.

While traveling eastbound on Route 80 a dump truck's tire had a blowout. The driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, and it veered across the median into opposing traffic. Before it overturned, the dump truck struck the victims' pickup truck as well as a box truck.

Reports do not mention any other vehicles in the crash. The husband and wife riding in the pickup truck were pronounced dead when authorities arrived on the scene, and the conditions of the occupants of the other two vehicles are unknown. Two days after the tragedy, police had still not released any information about the other people involved in the accident. 

There are a number of reasons why the truck tire blew out. It could have been punctured due to road debris, or the tire might have been old and lacking proper tread. Victims in New Jersey who have been involved in accidents like this one that resulted in personal injury or death may benefit from speaking with a local attorney. A lawyer may be able to help the victims, or the families of deceased victims, to pursue recovery of monetary damages based upon proof of negligence on the part of the party or parties deemed responsible. 

Source:, "Hackettstown couple killed in Mt. Olive crash with truck on Rt. 80", William Westhoven, Jan. 19, 2018

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