Tag Archives: TruckAccident

Are Teens Allowed to Operate Commercial Trucks?

New legislation that would lower the driving age to 18-years-old for some commercial truck drivers has met significant backlash from safety experts. According to the Associated Press, through the lobbying efforts of the American Trucking Associations, a bill was introduced recently in the Senate that aims to lower trucking ages. The group estimates that there is a shortage of drivers of roughly 35,000 to 40,000 nationally and that trucking companies are going to need to recruit about 100,000 drivers per year over the next decade to keep up with the country’s freight needs. Safety advocates, however, said that any laws lowering commercial age guidelines could result in more fatal truck accidents. The AP reported that in 2013, “all drivers ages 18-20 had a fatal crash involvement rate, per 100,000 licensed drivers, that was 66 percent higher than drivers who were age 21 years or older.” Federal laws currently require that…
Read More »

Posted in Car Accident | Tagged | Leave a comment

Northfield Teen Injured in Truck Accident

Sadly, on June 16, a 17-year-old Northfield girl was seriously injured in a truck accident at the intersection of Country Club Drive and Shore Road. According to the Press of Atlantic City, the girl was making a left-hand turn onto Shore Road from Country Club Drive when a truck driven by a 59-year-old from Somers Point struck her vehicle. The accident occurred at around 12:30 p.m., according to police. The teen had to be extracted from her vehicle by firefighters, paramedics and EMS workers. She was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Unit with serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, per an announcement from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. What are My Rights Following a Truck Accident? If you are ever injured or your loved one is killed in a commercial vehicle accident, you should contact our Atlantic City truck accident attorneys. If a…
Read More »

Posted in Car Accident | Tagged | Leave a comment