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Delivery truck driver killed and four injured in two-car crash

People drive for various reasons. Some drive to school or work while others drive for their job. No matter why a person gets behind the wheel, it is always important that drivers remain attentive. Often drivers try to multi-task while in the vehicle, but that is very dangerous and could have a tragic aftermath. When drivers are not attentive and fully aware of their surroundings, the chances of being involved in a car accident increase. This not only puts the driver at risk of injury or death, but it also threatens the lives of other drivers and passengers on the road.

Authorities were recently called to an accident that occurred in Ocean Township. A collision happened between a delivery truck and a minivan at around 6:40 p.m. Five people were involved in the accident, which included the delivery truck driver, the minivan driver and three passengers in the minivan.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash, they assessed the conditions of the victims involved. The delivery truck driver was in critical condition and was pronounced dead a short time after their arrival. The four victims in the minivan all suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Investigation is ongoing but after preliminary investigation, authorities suspect that the delivery truck driver might have run a stop sign. If it is determined that the delivery truck driver was negligent and at fault, those injured in the accident could seek compensation from the estate of the deceased truck driver. A personal injury claim could be filed to help compensate for any injuries suffered or damages sustained.

A simple negligent act, such as texting while driving, can cause a tragic car crash. Those injured by a negligent driver should seek out their options for recovery and compensation. This can help with any financial burdens such as medical bills and lost wages.

Source: Courier-Post, “Man killed, four injured in Ocean Twp. crash,” July 1, 2013

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