The Press of Atlantic City reported that four people, including three children, were injured on August 5 in a car accident in Middle Township.
The car accident reportedly took place on Route 47, in the Green Creek Section. The newspaper reported that a 23-year-old driver was traveling northbound on the road at about 6 p.m., when she stopped to turn left into the Delsea Woods Mobile Home Park.
As her car stopped, a 68-year-old man from Cape May driving a Ford truck allegedly struck the vehicle from behind. Inside the car were children ages 4, 5 and 8, who needed to be airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for injury treatment.
The woman was transported to a different hospital for treatment. It is unclear if the driver of the truck was injured in the accident—he was issued a careless-driving summons.
What to Do After a Rear-End Collision
Unfortunately, rear-end accidents can be serious as they result in vehicle occupants being unexpectedly jolted forward. This can result in death, or severe personal injuries like whiplash, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
Most rear-end collisions are avoidable—they occur due to speeding, tailgating, reckless driving and/or distracted driving. The National Safety Council estimates that there are about 2.5 million rear-end accidents each year in the U.S., injuring countless people.
If you have been hurt in a rear-end collision or another type of car accident, speak to our Atlantic City injury lawyer about your legal rights. Some rear-end collisions are easy to determine fault and insurance companies act quickly. However, before speaking to an insurer, you need to make sure that our attorneys represent you, so that you can obtain the most compensation possible.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys