One Killed, One Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Route 17 in Mahwah, NJ
Mahwah, NJ -- May 26, 2022, one person was killed and one was injured due to an accident where a minivan crashed into a tractor-trailer on Route 17.
Authorities reported that the crash took place early Thursday outside the Pilot Travel Center along Route 17 South.
In their reports, officials said that a minivan on Route 17 somehow crashed into a tractor-trailer. Factors surrounding the crash are unclear at this time.
Due to the crash, one person riding in the van died while the driver went to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Tractor-Trailer Accident on Route 17 in Mahwah
I've often see folks read that someone "crashed into" another vehicle, and they assume that means the victim messed up. That's simply not how things work. Someone can crash into a vehicle minding their own business in traffic. They can also crash into someone that cuts them off from a parking lot. Where was this tractor-trailer? Who had the right-of-way? What was lighting and visibility like at the time? Were there mechanical issues? Was someone on their phone? Did airbags and seatbelts work? Were any other drivers involved that initial reports failed to mention? Even if something seems minor, someone lost their life here. That warrants every possible step to get answers for those involved so they know what next steps are available to them.