Driving in rush hour in New Jersey can be a dangerous undertaking. People are in a hurry to get home, to an appointment or maybe to a child’s sporting event. The risk of a car accident is greater in such situations. An accident recently occurred during rush hour near Randolph Township on Route 10 near Dover Chester Rd.
Emergency crews responded to a call to the area. Once on the scene they found one car flipped on its roof and another vehicle was submerged in a nearby retention pond. The driver of the vehicle that was submerged had managed to free himself, but the occupants of the vehicle that flipped had to be freed as they were trapped in the car. The driver of the overturned vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was airlifted to an area hospital, and the driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital via ambulance.
Township fire and rescue crews were not the only first responders on the scene. Members of the Morris County Park Police, Morris County emergency medical personnel and St. Clare’s paramedics also responded. In addition investigators were on the scene from the Morris County Sheriff’s Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s office. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The sudden death of a loved one in a car accident in New Jersey may result in feelings of grief, and shock for the life cut short. The surviving family may wish to find some answers concerning the circumstances around the accident. Seeking the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney may afford the surviving loved ones of the deceased some relief.