Charles Niclas III Killed in Pedestrian Accident in East Windsor, NJ
East Windsor, NJ -- April 16, 2022, Charles Niclas III was killed due to an accident where a semi-tractor hit Niclas along the roadway.
Investigators reported that the crash took place along the northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike near mile marker 648.
According to reports, 43-year-old Charles Niclas III was outside a vehicle along the shoulder. While there, a Peterbilt somehow struck Niclas. Due to the collision, Niclas sustained fatal injuries.
Right now, additional details surrounding the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Charles Niclas III Pedestrian Accident in East Windsor
There are some very important details these reports don't mention. Primarily, it's unclear if the truck went onto the shoulder and hit the victim. That seems to be the implication, but an implication just isn't enough when it comes to getting someone's loved ones the answers they deserve. I can't begin to count how many times folks have come to me over the years with reports which seemed straight-forward only for more thorough independent investigations to show that authorities missed something major.
Did the truck hit something in the road? Was the victim standing across the fog line? Was there an issue with the roadway itself? Was the truck driver on their phone or fatigued? Were there other obstacles in the area that contributed to the accident? Were there any other reckless drivers involved that left the scene? Even if something may seem unlikely, getting answers means considering all of these possibilities. Getting folks the answers they need means taking steps far more extensive than just a preliminary police report. It remains to be seen if anyone is taking those steps here.