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1 dead, 1 injured in New Jersey car accident

No one can predict what might happen while out on a New Jersey two-lane roadway. Unfortunately, for one woman, an early afternoon drive came to a tragic end. The 65-year-old driver of a Mazda, for reasons that are unclear at this time, crossed the center median into oncoming traffic. The car collided head-on with a Chevy Suburban. This car accident killed the driver of the smaller vehicle.

The 39-year-old driver of the Suburban was transported to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries that she suffered as a result of this accident. Her current condition in not known at this time. The other driver was taken to a local hospital, but despite the efforts of medical personnel -- both at the scene and at the hospital -- she succumbed to her injuries.

According to authorities, the driver was trapped within the car wreckage. It took emergency fire and rescue crews quite some time to extract her before transport could be made. At this time, there is no report of any contributing factors that may have been involved.

The family of the deceased driver may be grieving for some time over the loss of their loved one. However, the injured driver of the Suburban retains the right to file a personal injury claim against the deceased driver's estate for damages that she incurred because of this New Jersey car accident. If the injured driver establishes negligence on the part of the deceased driver, the court may make such an award.

Source: newjerseyhills.com, Another fatal crash on Rt. 206 near Peapack-Gladstone, Bob Thomas, Dec. 6, 2013

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