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Hit-and-Run Car Crash Shuts Down a Highway
As long as there are cars and drivers in New Jersey there will be car accidents. Accidents are always scary. When more than one vehicle is involved the fear factor can escalate. Add injuries and a hit-and-run driver to the mix and a very frightening situation can come about as the result of a car crash.
Such was the case in an accident near Manchester last week where a multiple car accident closed State Route 70 in both directions for several hours. There were three vehicles involved in the accident. The vehicles were a Ford Fusion, a Honda Civic and a Toyota Rav 4. According to witnesses, the Ford crossed over the double yellow line and hit the Honda, and the impact from that collision caused the Honda to collide with the Toyota. A witness said that the driver of the Ford fled the scene as a passenger in another car, but he was later apprehended.
The driver of the Honda was transported to a local trauma center with head and leg injuries. The driver of the Toyota was also transported to an area hospital with chest pain and possible internal injuries. The driver of the Ford is in custody and is charged with leaving the scene of a crash that involved injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
People involved in such an accident, and their loved ones, will first and foremost be concerned for everyone’s well-being. Once the injured have been cared for and are on the mend, the victims of the accident and their families may want to look for answers. Talking to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney experienced in dealing with the aftermath of a serious car crash in New Jersey could prove beneficial. The lawyer may be able to help the people involved to recover some compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, vehicle damage and other documented losses.