According to reports, a woman was killed when she was struck by a dump truck on July 28. The woman was a pedestrian at the time of the incident and the dump truck was reportedly making a right turn.
Reports indicate that the incident occurred around 7:30 in the morning as the dump truck was turning into a service road. Early news reports only identified the victim as a woman with an age range of late 20s to early 30s. According to reports, the woman was treated by paramedics on the scene and transported to a local hospital. The woman was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The dump truck was being driven by a 40-year-old driver at the time of the incident. According to reports, the pedestrian had a cross signal, but the driver also had the green light at the time of the accident. Investigators are still working on the incident. They are inspecting and weighing the truck to see if an overload or mechanical issue was involved.
Investigators have said that cellphone use or vehicle speed do not appear to be factors in the accident. The driver also had an appropriate license to operate the dump truck. Witnesses are being interviewed and investigators are reviewing video that was taken by cameras in the area. Reports are that no charges have been filed against the driver of the dump truck at this time.
Accidents happen daily on New Jersey roads, and sometimes, the impact of those accidents can be terrible. When families lose a loved one to such accidents, they have a right to seek answers and compensation for their loss.
Source: WABC Eyewitness News, “Woman dies after hit by dump truck in Union City, NJ,” July 28, 2015