Two tractor trailers and a pickup truck with a horse trailer were involved in serious New Jersey Turnpike accident on the morning of Monday February 27, 2012. The crash occurred on the southbound side of the Turnpike in Hamilton Township.
According to reports of this New Jersey truck crash, a tractor trailer rear ended the horse trailer and forced the pickup and horse trailer into the tractor trailer in front of it. It took emergency personnel about two hours to free the driver of the pickup who was then airlifted to the hospital for treatment. A veterinarian was on site to treat the horses.
Trucks carrying livestock create additional problems that are not present when other types of trucks are involved in crashes. Special attention must be paid to any injured animals and any animals who become loose on the roadway after a crash. Often, experts such as veterinarians or farmers need to be brought in to care for or collect the injured animals as first responders are busy dealing with human injuries, property damage, accident investigation and accident clean up.
It is important to leave extra space between your car and any truck carrying livestock to prevent this type of truck accident.