• July 13, 2022

Hien Nguyen Killed in Crossover Accident on High Hill Road in Logan Twp, NJ

UPDATE (July 14, 2022): Reports have identified the victim of this accident as 56-year-old Hien Dinh Nguyen.

Logan Township, NJ — July 12, 2022, a 56-year-old Philadelphia man died when his SUV crashed with a tractor-trailer on High Hill Road in Logan Township.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:00 a.m. on High Hill Road near Eagle Court. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim's SUV was traveling east on the road when he lost control for unknown reasons and crossed over the center line. The SUV then crashed head-on with a westbound big rig carrying 21 tons of sugar.

The SUV driver suffered fatal injuries in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Crossover Accident on High Hill Rd in Logan Twp

Authorities believe the victim crossed left of center, but it's important to remember that preliminary reports aren't always 100% correct. I've even seen a few cases where police at the scene were completely wrong about what happened.

I recently worked on a similar wreck in which a victim supposedly crossed over the center line and crashed with an 18-wheeler. We looked more closely on behalf of his family and learned he was only in the opposite lane to escape the truck, which actually crossed over first. It turned out the trucker fell asleep and drifted out of his lane, only to wake up when the victim honked at him. He swerved back on-course--once again in the victim's path.

Because police found both vehicles in the truck's lane when they got there, they said the victim crossed over. There were no witnesses but the trucker and he didn't want to correct a story where he wasn't to blame. If we hadn't looked again--more carefully than authorities did--the wrong person might have taken the blame forever.

Hien Nguyen Killed in Crossover Accident on High Hill Road in Logan Twp, NJ

That situation was pretty unusual and I'm not saying anything like that happened in New Jersey. The point is more that things aren't always as clear-cut as they first appear. Unfortunately police don't always look carefully enough to learn that, especially if they've already decided on a story.

To be sure the whole truth is found I often suggest working with independent accident reconstruction experts rather than waiting for or entirely trusting police reports. The victim at least deserves the benefit of the doubt while things are still coming into focus.

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