Two young people in New Jersey are dead and another two were left injured following a head-on crash Thanksgiving morning. This incident, which is said to have occurred in Winslow Township, was the result of one of the drivers crossing over the center line. Car accidents such as this one happen quite frequently. When they do, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may have legal recourse.
According to Winslow police, a 23-year-old male was driving his vehicle westbound on Williamstown Road when, for reasons unknown, he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a car in the eastbound lane. The driver of the impacted car was injured in the wreck and transported to an area hospital. The current condition of this individual is unknown.
The driver deemed responsible for the crash and a passenger in his car both died at the scene. Another passenger in that same vehicle suffered unspecified injuries and was taken to a medical facility for care. At this time, authorities have not indicated what may have led to the collision. The investigation into this matter is still on-going.
It is not uncommon for head-on car accidents to have outcomes like this one. When serious injury and/or fatality result from such incidents, the losses endured by victims or their loved ones may simply seem overwhelming. Thankfully, those negatively affected may seek compensation for their losses through legal means. An experienced attorney can assist victims or -- in the event of fatality -- surviving family members pursue the appropriate civil claims for their circumstances. If claims are successfully managed, a New Jersey civil court may award maximum compensation for any damages sustained.
Source: nj.com, "2 dead in Thanksgiving morning head-on car wreck, police say", Greg Adomaitis, Nov. 24, 2016