On May 13, 2016, sometime before 10:00 a.m., Phillip Loureiro, 39, was riding his motorcycle on U.S. Route 1, when the motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer.
Mr. Loureiro was fatally injured in the crash.
The truck driver was not injured. The crash is under investigation by the Linden Police Department and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
The current federal weight limit for a large interstate truck is 80,000 pounds, but for some states, there are exemptions and permits allowing even heavier trucks to travel on our roadways. Bigger, heavier trucks are more likely to be in a crash, more likely to cause damage to our roads and bridges, and more likely to result in an injury or death.