New Jersey highway collision kills 1, injures 5
A three-vehicle crash killed one person on Interstate 78 in Warren on Dec. 22. The crash took place around 7 p.m. at mile-marker 37.9. The New Jersey State Police are still investigating this accident.
The accident occurred when a 54-year-old man driving a 2007 Honda Odyssey rear-ended a 2013 Audi S5. After the initial collision, the Honda struck a 2010 Nissan Altima. The Honda and the Audi both hit trees after running off the highway on the right. The Nissan went left, struck a guardrail and stopped in the center median.
The driver of the Honda died at the crash site. Three of his children were passengers in his vehicle, and they suffered non-life-threatening injuries; they were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. The 36-year-old male driver of the Audi was transported to Morristown Medical Center, and the 61-year-old male driver of the Nissan also went to the Robert Wood hospital. Both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
Even those who suffer seemingly minor injuries may need to seek medical attention after car accidents occur because untreated conditions can worsen, and back or neck injuries could become a persistent problem after a wreck. When another driver caused an accident, he or she may be liable for a victim’s medical expenses along with other losses related to the wreck. In some cases, a personal injury suit may be necessary in order to recover those losses. A personal injury attorney could advise a victim about how to proceed when considering a suit.
Source: mycentraljersey.com, “3-car crash on Interstate 78 in Warren kills Virginia man“, Everett Merrill, December 23, 2014