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New Jersey high school students injured in car accident

Two high school basketball players were injured in a serious vehicle accident after a game recently. The players are students at a Catholic high school in New Jersey. The accident apparently occurred on a Friday night as the players were driving home from a game. According to reports, there were several students in the vehicle, though only the two players’ injuries have been confirmed.

The students’ car allegedly crossed the median after a steering problem occurred, causing a collision with on-coming traffic. Both players were transported to the hospital and, at the last report, were still there. One player has a broken pelvis, while the other is reportedly in a medically-induced coma due to brain swelling. The latter student also broke a leg.

Due to the heavy use of private vehicles in the United States, car accidents are a constant threat to people’s property and health. Because of high speeds often involved, injuries caused by vehicular accidents can be particularly serious. The result can be huge medical expenses, loss of income due to inability to work and, sometimes, permanent disability.

At times, the cause of a car accident can be traced to someone’s negligence or the failure of equipment. In these cases, it may be possible for accident victims to seek compensation through the legal system. Because of various statutory time limits and other legal factors, it is a good idea for everyone who has suffered an injury in a car accident to seek advice from a professional. Getting help in navigating the court system can aid in reducing the stress that naturally accompanies serious injury accidents.

Source: nj.com, “Boys basketball: Two Union Catholic players hospitalized after car accident,” Jeremy Schneider, Jan. 18, 2014

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