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New Jersey car accident kills 1 and injures 4

The only thing worse than working all day may be the long drive home, as many New Jersey residents experience daily. One solution is using either public or commuter transportation, which could consist of a train, subway or bus. Rush hour traffic can be very stressful because of the overly congested roadways. Being involved in a car accident was fatal for one woman recently and caused injury to four others.

As New Jersey State Police continue their investigation into this tragic accident, the details are sketchy at this point. It is unclear why the commuter vehicle flipped over as it traveled eastbound on Route 80. Authorities believe that another vehicle possibly cut in front of the commuter vehicle, causing it to roll over. At this point, no other contributing factors such as weather or speed have been identified.

This car accident cost the life of one woman, critically injured two other people and seriously injured two more in the process. The deceased woman died shortly after the crash. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals to be treated for the injuries they sustained in the crash. The details of the nature of each person's injuries or their current conditions are not known at this time.

When authorities have concluded their investigation, some light may be shed on who is ultimately liable for the death of the woman passenger and the injuries to the other four passengers. The family of the deceased woman may wish to file a wrongful death claim against the driver and operating entity or owner of the commuter vehicle for their part in the crash. Moreover, the injured parties may file a personal injury claim for damages that they sustained in the crash. If New Jersey State Police deem that another party initiated this car accident, then they may also be culpable.

Source: nj.com, 1 killed, 4 hospitalized after commuter vehicle flips over on Route 80, James Queally, Nov. 28, 2013

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