A recent car accident involved three vehicles and sent seven individuals to the hospital. Police say that the crash occurred in Jersey City on a recent Saturday in April. When similar car accidents occur that cause New Jersey residents serious injuries, the victims are often entitled to file personal injury suits for damages incurred.
The accident occurred just before 12:30 p.m., when a car going the wrong way on a one-way county road and collided with a box truck. The box truck then T-boned the car, before striking another vehicle. When emergency crews arrived, they found the 28-year-old driver and her 33-year-old male front seat passenger both trapped in the car, while a 3-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy who had been riding in the back seat were able to exit the vehicle before the police arrived.
The 29-year-old male driver of the box truck reportedly suffered leg pain, while the 60-year-old Parsippany driver of the third vehicle suffered significant leg injuries. Additionally, the third vehicle's 49-year-old Parsippany female passenger complained of general pain. All seven individuals were taken to a local medical center to be treated for their injuries.
The driver of the first car received a summons for careless driving and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Those injured in this collision may decide to pursue civil claims against the wrong-way driver in a New Jersey civil court. Successfully litigated, this type of claim may result in the entry of a monetary judgment that can often help a victim regain his or her normal life prior to the incident. Experienced personal injury attorneys are typically consulted after similar car accidents to assess the validity of the victims' claims.
Source: nj.com, "3-vehicle crash in Jersey City sends 7 to the hospital, police say", Jonathan Lin, April 16, 2016