Recently, a two-car collision in Manalapan, New Jersey, claimed the life of a 32-year-old woman who had lost control of her car. Police say the auto accident occurred when the woman veered into oncoming traffic while failing to negotiate a curve. The police investigation is still ongoing, however, it has been reported that the car accident may have been caused by high driving speeds and wet roads.
According to reports, the woman, driving a sedan, collided with a passenger van and then crashed into a utility pole. The driver of the sedan had to be extracted from her car by the local fire department and was rushed to the emergency room, where she was declared dead due to internal injuries. The driver of the van was treated for minor injuries.
Car accidents can be caused by many factors, including the actions of a reckless driver, such as intoxication or distraction by cellphone calls or texts. They may also be caused by a negligent driver failing to exercise appropriate caution under dangerous weather conditions such as wet and slippery roads.
Whatever the cause, a car accident can have tremendous emotional and financial consequences for the families and loved ones of the victims. In addition to the trauma of a loved one or family member being injured or killed in a car crash, family members must also deal with financial burdens. These may include huge medical bills, lost wages and the cost of repairing any property damage.
Accident victims should know that they may be entitled to compensation for their suffering. Obtaining appropriate reparation, however, can be complicated and to overwhelming to handle alone. Turning to experienced legal counsel may be the wisest thing to do in such a situation.
Source: Middletown Patch, “Two-Car Crash in Manalapan Kills Freehold Woman,” Katrina Rossos, Sept. 6, 2012