CHESTERFIELD  – State Police of Star-Ledger are investigating a three-vehicle accident which happened last Thursday night at the New Jersey Turnpike that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man from Woodbridge.

 

In a three-vehicle accident which happened Thursday night at the NJ Turnpike, a truck driver died and three others suffered from injuries.

The fatality was identified as Parmjit Singh, 65 years old and resident of Woodbridge Avenel section. He was driving a box truck northward when he hit the rear of a Honda and after he was nearing Exit 7, his truck slammed against a tractor-trailer. The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m.

Two Union residents, passengers in the Honda were injured and were immediately transported Camden’s Cooper University Hospital, the investigators reported. An Ohio man who was driving the tractor-trailer, injured and transported to the hospital.

Singh, the driver of the box truck, was not wearing seat belt and was partly ejected from the truck which caused serious injuries and finally caused his death.

Many deaths caused by vehicular accidents could have been prevented had the individual remember to wear a seat belt. Many states required the use of seat belts while inside a vehicle as they have proven that it is the most effective measure in minimizing fatalities and critical injuries and the sad news is the reality that adults and children find them cumbersome.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reported that have a million lives could have been saved annually by raising the level of safety belt users in the United States up to 90%. As of now, only 68 % of Americans are faithful safety belt users.

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