Marcos Cabrera Killed in Truck Accident on NJ Turnpike in Edison
Edison, NJ — December 12, 2022, 39-year-old Marcos Cabrera died in a collision with a tractor-trailer near the New Jersey Turnpike in Edison.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:45 p.m. at a toll plaza by the turnpike. Preliminary investigation suggests Cabrera was approaching an entrance to the highway at Exit 10 when he crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler near the toll plaza.
Cabrera was fatally injured in the collision. The truck driver was unhurt.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Marcos Cabrera Accident in Edison
Folks tend to think that the rear driver is to blame for a rear-end crash by default and there's not much else to say, but that's not how the law works. The specifics of an individual crash can make all the difference, which is why it's always important to investigate carefully and learn all the facts. Details like both vehicles' speeds, if they were both in good repair, what each driver was doing at the time (Were they awake? Alert? Focused on the road?), if the big rig braked or switched lanes suddenly ahead of the victim, if the road itself was hazardous somehow, visibility, weather, and many others could change how the crash is understood.
I'm not saying I know something police don't, just that many accidents aren't nearly as straightforward as a short blurb in the news suggests. People read about someone rear-ending a truck and think "case closed," but without a full and thorough investigation no one can be sure exactly why that happened. At the very least the victim deserves the benefit of the doubt and his family should know that every effort was made to find the truth. Anything beyond that would depend on what is learned.