Two injured, one killed in New Jersey car accident
New Jersey State Police say that one man was killed, and two other people injured in a wreck that occurred on the Garden State Parkway recently. Although details about how the accident occurred are not available, and the investigation is on-going, it was reported that the deceased driver was found outside his vehicle.
The vehicles involved in the early morning crash were a Toyota Celica, a GMC Sierra and a Cadillac. The 22-year-old Civic driver, a resident of Linden, was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead. The other two victims, a woman, aged 18, who was driving the Sierra, and the Cadillac driver, a 37-year-old man, were taken to the same hospital. Their injuries are considered non-life-threatening. The two survivors are residents of Crandon and Asbury Park, respectively.
Though there is no evidence in this case as to what caused the accident or which driver, if any, was to blame, it is certainly a possibility that someone’s negligence contributed to the outcome. Serious automobile accidents can result in very serious consequences to those involved. These can include high medical expenses, permanent injury, temporary or permanent loss of the ability to work and property damage. Further, fatal car accidents can cause considerable hardship to those family members left behind. Besides the emotional pain and suffering caused by a loved one’s death, they also must often grapple with the loss of income that such an incident entails.
Because of this, it is important that everyone injured in a car accident consider exploring the legal options available to them to seek compensation from a negligent driver. Families of people killed in such accidents should also think about seeking help from a legal professional to determine if they are entitled to compensation. While no amount of money will reverse the loss of a loved one, it can bring at least a modicum of comfort.
Source: The Star-Ledger, “Linden man, 22, killed in Parkway crash,” Tom Wright-Piersanti, Mar. 9, 2014