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New Jersey teenager crashes car into house

A 19-year-old man who drove his car into a house in Linden, New Jersey, reportedly was found not to be in possession of a valid license. He will also have to appear in court for careless driving and reckless driving, according to a statement from the police department.

The police captain said that the building on South Wood Ave. was hit by a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by the unlicensed driver. The reason why the vehicle left the roadway was not yet known at the time of the report. Damage to the building was repaired by the Linden Fire Department. The city plans to assess it for structural problems.

The driver did not report any injuries, but the 40-year-old woman riding in the front seat suffered a head injury. She was taken from the scene by ambulance to Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

The consequences of head injuries vary. People who receive head injuries in car accidents sometimes face a long recovery time and medical expenses. If the negligence of a driver contributed to the crash, then an injured person might be able to recover some or all of damages with a personal injury lawsuit. For example, the unlicensed status of the driver in this incident can be presented as a sign of negligent behavior.

An attorney can help a person learn about the compensation he or she might have a right to receive. Information in the accident report might help support a charge of negligence. By looking at that information, an attorney familiar with the assignment of fault in car accidents might be able to assess the potential for a lawsuit.

Source: N.J.com, “Car crashes into Linden house; driver summonsed,” Katie Lannan, Feb. 12, 2015

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