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New Jersey auto accident injures 2 women, kills 3 men

Authorities in New Jersey are still attempting to discern exactly how a recent accident occurred and what caused it. At this time, all that was reported about this auto accident is that a Toyota 4-Runner and a Nissan Maxima violently collided. It could be some time before all of the details regarding the crash are available.

It is reported that identification of the vehicles involved was not an easy task. Pieces of both vehicles littered the roadway where the crash took place. The Toyota was occupied by a 54-year-old woman and her 74-year-old mother.

Both women survived the crash and were transported for treatment of the injuries they each suffered. The daughter has since been cleared to leave the hospital, but her mother remained hospitalized at last report. However, she is expected to recover.

The three men -- two of whom were 24 years old and one who was 20 years old -- in the Nissan did not survive. All three suffered fatal injuries during the crash and died at the scene. The wreckage came close to -- but did not hit -- a New Jersey Transit bus. Some of its passengers suffered minor injuries, but otherwise, everyone aboard was okay.

It remains to be seen whether any charges will be filed in this auto accident. At this point, there seems to be some question as to which driver was at fault. It may be beneficial for the family of the Nissan's driver and the driver of the Toyota to understand their rights and responsibilities. The families of the passengers in the Nissan retain the right to file wrongful death claims against the party or parties deemed responsible for the death of their loved ones.

Source: 7online.com, "3 men killed in East Orange accident identified", , July 11, 2014

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