It may be safe to say that no one ever expects to be involved in an accident. Most New Jersey residents are pretty careful to do what they can to avoid a car accident, but sometimes it does still happen. The reasons are not always clear or even known at the beginning of an investigation.
One such accident that occurred recently has a community in shock. The multiple vehicle crash injured at least five people seriously. According to local authorities, a 39-year-old man was driving his pickup truck on Route 40, which then veered into the opposing lane by crossing the center median. The pickup hit an oncoming box truck and burst into flames after slamming into some trees.
The box truck, driven by a 48-year-old man, spun out of control and hit a car occupied by five teenage girls. The drivers of both trucks were reported to have less than serious injuries. Unfortunately, the girls were not as lucky. All five were seriously injured, and one 14-year-old teen is currently on life support.
While it might take local authorities time to complete their investigation, the local high school and the community of Hamilton Township are surely praying for the injured girls to get well. New Jersey authorities have not as yet filed any charges against the driver of the pickup in this car accident. The families of the injured girls and the box truck driver may wish to file personal injury claims against the pickup truck driver, seeking damages that may include any out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred as a result of his alleged negligence.
Source: nj.com, "N.J. teen soccer player on life support following multivehicle crash", , Aug. 31, 2014