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New Jersey motor vehicle accidents take heavy toll on families

Every day, thousands of New Jersey residents commute back and forth to work, run errands and go about the daily business of living. However, though the majority of people will arrive at their destinations without incident, the danger posed by motor vehicle accidents is real. When these wrecks are fatal, the toll they take on families is often beyond comprehension.

One such accident occurred in the early evening of a recent Thursday. Police and emergency crews responded to the scene of a two-vehicle wreck along a local road. A 23-year-old man was driving his heavy duty pickup truck around a bend in the road when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle. It crossed onto the opposing lane and struck an SUV head on.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported to a local medical facility. However, his injuries were too severe, and he was pronounced deceased. The first driver was injured, but none of his wounds were considered critical. New Jersey police have not completed their investigation into this tragic wreck.

It is unknown if the younger man will face any charges in response to this crash. The surviving family of the victim may exercise their right to file a wrongful death civil suit against the driver who is believed to have caused this wreck. The loss of a loved one is a terrible tragedy that is often unexpected, especially when these losses are caused by motor vehicle accidents. However, a successful litigation may at least allow the family to recover financially from the monetary damages that often result from such accidents.

Source:, "Upper Freehold man killed in two-car crash", Katie Park, April 6, 2017

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