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Crowded highways contribute to chance of being in a car accident

The national turnpike system is a transportation system that was developed many years ago to speed transportation from place to place. The idea was to enable drivers to avoid having to drive through the center of towns and cities on their way to their destinations in New Jersey and elsewhere. There was nowhere near the amount of the traffic in the beginning as there is now, and sadly the increased traffic increases the likelihood that a  car accident will occur.

A serious accident occurred on the turnpike on a recent Saturday afternoon. Four vehicles were involved in the crash that began when a box truck rear-ended a Nissan, which in turn collided with two SUVs. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the highway and caused major traffic tie ups for several hours.

A passenger in the Nissan, a 55-year-old man, died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. There were no other injuries reported. It is not known if speed or other impairment contributed to the cause of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

Life used to move at a much slower pace in New Jersey. As the pace of life increases, people find themselves rushing from place to place and increased speed on roadways can lead to an increase in the chance of a serious car accident occurring in New Jersey. When fatal accidents occur someone loses a loved one. The grief that accompanies that knows no bounds. No one can undo what has already occurred, but a civil lawsuit against the party deemed responsible may provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.

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