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Early morning collision kills one and injures five

A simple or small decision could cause a huge impact on several people almost instantaneously. A car accident does not only affect those involved in the incident but can also extend to the friends and family of those injured or killed in the collision. An automobile crash could happen at a moment’s notice and could be based on a driver’s negligence. It is crucial that drivers practice safe driving habits such as wearing seat belts, avoiding speeding, yielding to the right of way and following posted traffic signs and signals.

A two-vehicle collision occurred between a Honda Civic and a Nissan early in the morning on Route 22 West. At around 6:57 a.m., the crash happened when the driver of the Honda suddenly lost control of their vehicle for unknown reasons. This caused the Honda to strike the Nissan causing both vehicles to go off the road and into the left shoulder. The Nissan remained on the shoulder while the impact caused the Honda to continue to travel forward until it hit a tree.

Emergency crews responded to the incident and assessed the drivers and passengers. The three passengers in the Honda were all seriously injured in the incident, and one of the three passengers did not survive their injuries. The driver of the Nissan and his passenger both suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital. The condition of the driver of the Honda was not reported at this time.

The incident is still under investigation and authorities have not determined what caused the driver of the Honda to lose control of their vehicle. A person injured or killed in an accident like this could file a claim in order to receive compensation to cover any expenses incurred. An injured party could file a personal injury claim to cover medical bills, damages and pain and suffering. The loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim to cover funeral expenses, lost wages and damages.

An accident could happen in one quick instant and involve numerous victims. It is important to watch speeds and stay off the phone while driving.

Source: mycentraljersey.com, “Bound Brook woman dies in Route 22 accident in Bridgewater that sent 5 to hospital,” Feb. 28, 2013

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