• May 05, 2022

Jeffery Allen, Betty Brushaber, Eric Bair Injured in Dump Truck Accident in Manchester, NJ

Manchester, NJ -- May 4, 2022, Jeffery Allen, Betty Brushaber, and Eric Bair were injured as the result of an accident with a dump truck and a bus.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 8:00 a.m. along Manchester Boulevard at Wranglebrook Road.

According to officials, 55-year-old Jeffery Allen was in a car traveling westbound along Wranglebrook. At Manchester, reported say that a dump truck driven by 24-year-old Eric Bair allegedly ran the light on northbound lanes. As a result, the truck hit Allen's car, causing the vehicles to then crash with a Ford E450 bus driven by 62-year-old Betty Brushaber.

Reports say that Allen, Brushaber, and Bair all sustained non-life-threatening injuries due to the crash. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Jeffery Allen, Betty Brushaber, Eric Bair Dump Truck Accident in Manchester

These reports seem to be pretty straight-forward. Authorities seem confident they have an understanding of what happened here. But finding out why it happened is crucial for getting people the help they deserve. It's not always as simple as just some reckless driver not paying attention.

While not that common, things like mechanical issues or medical conditions should be considered. This sort of thing is not always predictable or avoidable, and folks shouldn't rush to blame someone just because it's the easy answer. But even it something more common did hapen here, there could be extenuating circumstances to consider.

Jeffery Allen, Betty Brushaber, Eric Bair Dump Truck Accident Manchester, NJ

Not long ago, for example, I handled a situation involving a truck driver texting and driving. While that seemed pretty open-and-shut, our investigations revealed the driver was texting his supervisor. This supervisor would constantly call and text drivers instead of just leaving them to do their jobs. If drivers didn't respond right away, they'd get in trouble. These absolutely unreasonable demands led to drivers taking unnecessary risks, putting themselves and others in danger.

What seemed like some straight-forward case of a reckless driver turned out to be a whole company putting lives at risk. Did that excuse that driver? No, but it showed that there were serious circumstances that needed closer attention and more thorough investigations. I'm not saying that happened here, but those are the kinds of things folks need to be prepared for after any serious truck wreck. Simply relying on initial reports isn't likely to give them those tools.


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