Driver Killed in Truck Accident on Route 80 in Elmwood Park, NJ
Elmwood Park, NJ -- August 6, 2022, a driver was killed due to an accident where a truck crashed off Route 80 and caught fire.
In their initial reports, officials said that the crash took place at around 8:30 p.m. where Route 80 crosses Market Street.
According to investigators, witnesses saw a truck "weaving" before it then left the roadway. The truck crashed through a guardrail, over a median, and off an overpass. The truck crashed to a roadway below, then caught fire.
The unidentified driver of the semi-truck died as a result of the crash. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Fiery Truck Accident on Route 80 in Elmwood Park
There obviously needs to be thorough investigations into what caused this awful crash, but it's possible that's only part of the much larger picture. Something I talk about a lot is the importance of independent investigators who know how to handle even the least likely of possible factors. A crash like this is about as far from the exception as it gets. Put simply, any fatal truck wreck involving a fire could involve incredibly complex issues the authorities rarely have the tools to handle.
There is a serious issue in the trucking industry when it comes to fires. This is due to many manufacturers continuing to put fuel tanks in a dangerous place simply because it's easier. That laziness can get hard working truck drivers killed in crashes which otherwise would have been survivable.
I can't say that happened here, but it's more than worth the effort to ensure a victim's loved ones get the answers they deserve. Those who want to know more about this possible issue can click the image below.