Fatal traffic accidents are a sad and tragic fact of life in New Jersey. One doesn’t expect one’s friends or relatives to die in a car crash on their way to their next destination. Sadly, this was the case on a recent weekend when three people died in a head-on collision.
The crash happened on a Friday evening near South Hook Road and Winslow Lane near Pennsville. Police responded to the report of a crash and found two cars, a Ford Focus and a Hyundai Sonata, both with significant damage. The occupants of both cars all appeared to be injured.
The accident investigation showed that the Sonata was southbound on Hook Road and the Focus was traveling northbound. The Focus crossed the center line and hit the Sonata head-on. The occupants of the Ford Focus, two women and a man all in their 60s and 70s, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger in the Sonata were transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were two children in the back seat but they were not injured.
Being involved in a fatal car crash is a horrific experience for anyone and can be especially traumatic for a child. Anyone involved in such an accident will be concerned for those injured, either physically or psychologically. A person in such a situation in New Jersey may wish to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney. In a case where the responsible party died in the crash, an attorney may still be able to work with the responsible party’s insurance company or, failing that, by pursuing the matter through the civil justice system. If a lawsuit is successfully navigated, a person may receive some compensation for medical costs and other verifiable losses.