New Jersey man dies after being ejected in a car crash
Last week we discussed the serious consequences a New Jersey resident can suffer from sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Although brain injuries can be caused in a variety ways, one of the most common causes of fatal brain injuries is a traffic accident. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to dying from head trauma or other blunt force trauma injuries when they are thrown from their bikes during an accident. Motorcyclists who fail to wear helmets and other protective gear are at the highest risk for suffering fatal injuries during a crash.
When a car driver suffers from a traumatic brain injury it is often due to the motorist’s failure to wear a seat belt. Motorists who fail to wear seat belts are often ejected during car accidents and die from blunt force trauma after landing outside of the vehicle. In the case of a SUV rollover, an individual may actually end up underneath the vehicle upon being ejected.
A 21-year-old New Jersey man was recently killed in a SUV rollover car accident. The accident occurred on the Hudson Valley New York Thruway after the SUV suffered a blown out tire. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned several times shortly before noon on Sunday in New Paltz, 75 miles north of New York City.
The driver was rushed to a Poughkeepsie hospital where he was pronounced dead. Several other individuals suffered personal injuries but authorities believe that none of the other individuals faces life threatening injuries. Three of the car passengers are from Patterson and two are from New York City.
Source: The Wall Street Journal, “NJ man dies when SUV crashes in NY’s Hudson Valley,” 7/25/11