Increased traffic on New Jersey roadways increases the likelihood of being involved in a serious accident. While defensive driving is the best preventive measure a person can take, some car accidents cannot be avoided. A serious car crash recently resulted in two fatalities.
First responders responded to the scene of a reported accident on a recent Friday evening. Officers found the accident had occurred at the intersection of Route 202 and Heritage Road in Montville. Two vehicles collided as they were negotiating the intersection. The vehicles involved were a 2009 Saab and a 2016 Nissan.
There was a back-seat passenger in the Saab, a 93-year-old woman, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants of the Saab were transported to Morristown Medical Center. Two occupants of the Nissan were also transported to the same hospital for treatment for their injuries. One of them, an 85-year-old man, later died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. It is not known if speed contributed to the cause of the accident and the cause remains under investigation.
Crowded roadways can make avoiding an accident difficult. When lives are lost as a result of a car crash in New Jersey the families left behind suffer a painful loss from which they may never fully recover. There is no power and no person that can turn back time and undo the tragedy that robbed a family of a loved one. A conversation with a personal injury attorney can help a family to determine what legal options may be available to them.