According to the Associated Press, a head-on accident in Lacey Township on the Fourth of July left three children and three adults hospitalized with injuries.
The new source reported that the crash happened on Route 539, at around 5:40 p.m., when a 24-year-old man driving northbound attempted to pass several vehicles before crossing into traffic and hitting an SUV going southbound, head-on.
According to the AP, the car’s driver and a 24-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in the accident. Additionally, a 2-year-old in the vehicle was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Three passengers in the SUV, including a 54-year-old woman and two 10-year-old children, were injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the SUV was not injured. The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Working With an Attorney Following a New Jersey Head-On Accident
Unfortunately, many head-on or wrong-way accidents are caused by driver negligence. Often, they are the result of drunk and/or reckless drivers acting irresponsibly. Other reasons head-on collisions occur include medical emergencies, auto part defects and/or distracted driving.
Frighteningly, aside from death, head-on accidents can result serious personal injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries due to their vicious nature. If you are ever injured or your loved one is killed in a head-on accident, you should contact our Atlantic City injury attorneys.
Because crashes are often caused by recklessness, you may be able to hold someone responsible for your injuries or the death of your loved one. Any damages you obtain through a lawsuit can be used to pay for injury treatment, medical bills and/or burial costs.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys