New Jersey accident kills 3
Three people died and one person was injured in a three-vehicle accident in Freehold Township on August 19. The accident happened at Kozloski Road’s intersection with Route 33 when a Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 19-year-old man crossed into northbound traffic from the opposite lanes and struck a Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot flew into the air from the collision and landed on a Toyota Camry.
The driver of the Jetta died along with his passenger, who was his 20-year-old girlfriend, and the 50-year-old driver of the Honda was also killed. The 25-year-old Toyota driver suffered a serious head injury due to the crash. Prosecutors reported that airbags deployed in all of the vehicles and that everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.
Cell phone usage is being investigated as the cause of the wreck. An area resident told the news source that the accident site has been the scene of several other crashes.
Car accidents can have lasting consequences when people are injured or killed in them. When someone is hurt or killed in a crash, a victim or a decedent’s family members might want to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in civil court. This may help pay for funeral costs, lost wages and past and future medical expenses related to an accident.
Many accidents caused by distracted drivers are preventable, and a driver may be found negligent in a civil suit when his or her actions are believed to have contributed to a motor vehicle wreck. Distracted driving can occur when a driver is eating, texting or changing a radio station while driving.
Source: CBS, “Officials Identify Victims Of Deadly Freehold Township Car Crash“, August 20, 2014