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1 dead and 1 injured in New Jersey car accident

Most drivers know that the cause of a crash is rarely ever determined by just the available evidence from the scene.  There may not be enough witness statements or physical evidence to give an accurate picture of the events to determine the cause and who may be deemed at fault.  A car accident could involve other factors that require testing or other means of determining what went wrong.

A recent car crash that took place on Route 206 took the life of one driver. According to the New Jersey State Police, the 23-year-old man was driving his GMC pickup truck when a 29-year-old man was driving his vehicle southbound and, for reasons unknown, crossed over the center median into opposing traffic. The two pickup trucks crashed head-on shortly after 5:20 a.m.

The GMC pickup flipped after the impact. Unfortunately, the driver died as a result of the injuries he suffered in this crash. The driver of the other pickup truck was injured and transported to a Sussex County hospital to be treated for his injuries. The extent of those injuries and his current condition are not available at this time.

It might take the New Jersey State Police some time to ascertain the exact reason that the Toyota pickup veered into oncoming traffic since this fatal car accident is still under investigation. The family of the deceased victim will most certainly be grieving during this tragic time. They would be within their rights to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the other pickup for the untimely death of their loved one.  That claim must be based upon evidence of negligence by the driver of the GMC pickup. Any damage award may be utilized to lessen the financial burdens that often accompany a fatal car accident.

Source: nj.com, "Police identify man killed in crash on Route 206 in Sussex County", Noah Cohen, Sept. 20, 2014

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