One killed and two injured in a wrong-way accident
Americans are known for leading fast-paced lives. They are always on the move and in a rush, which could cause them to be careless and unaware of their surroundings from time to time. Often, car accidents can result. Major roadways — such as the New Jersey Turnpike — are often areas where everything from single-car accidents to multi-vehicle collisions occur. Rush hour and heavy traffic can often contribute to these accidents as well, so it is important that drivers watch their speeds and remain off their phones while they are driving.
Recently, a two-vehicle crash occurred in the late morning of Feb. 7 in North Brunswick. The accident happened when the 84-year-old driver of a Toyota Camry exited a shopping center and entered the wrong lane of traffic on Route 130. The Camry travelled for some distance going the wrong way on the ramp until it collided with a minivan. Emergency crews responded to the incident and transported the 84-year-old and the couple that was in the minivan to a New Brunswick hospital. The woman in the Camry did not survive her injuries and died later at the hospital. The couple suffered serious injuries but will recover.
Authorities are investigating the accident, although it was determined that the lady in the Camry was traveling the wrong way on a one-way road. Had the woman survived, the couple that was injured could have filed a personal injury claim. The accident may have caused them some financial burdens and the claim could have provided them with compensation to cover costs incurred. Expenses such as medical bills, damages, lost wages and pain and suffering could have potentially been covered.
Although it is common for drivers to be in a rush, it is important for drivers to watch their speeds and remain attentive. Drivers not only need to be aware of other drivers on the road, but they also need to see all traffic signs and signals.
Source: My Central Jersey, “Franklin woman killed in No. Brunswick crash,” Feb. 7, 2013