When it comes to motor vehicle accidents on New Jersey roads, this holiday season has already proven deadly. The weekend before Thanksgiving saw four people killed and another critically injured in a series of accidents taking place within 24 hours of one another.
One woman, a 69-year-old living in Brooklyn, died crossing a road when she was hit by a 2008 Ford Explorer.
Another woman, 80-years-old, was hit while walking across New Hampshire Avenue in Toms River.
A 46-year-old East Brunswick man died after the vehicle he was riding in as a passenger left Route 18 in Colts Neck and struck a tree by the Normandy Road Bridge. The driver of the vehicle survived with only minor injuries.
In another wreck in Middlesex County township, a person died in a car accident near James Avenue. That investigation is still ongoing.
In Paterson, another driver was ejected from a vehicle and died at the scene.
After this series of accidents and others, including three separate rollover crashes, police urged drivers who plan to drive during the holiday season to take precautions. They encouraged drivers to obey speed limits, be aware, be awake and avoid drinking and driving.
I Was Injured in a New Jersey Car Accident. What Do I Do?
The holidays are one of the most dangerous times to be on the road, and the Northeast is one of the most populated places in the country. That means that any time you are driving in or around New Jersey during the holidays, you could be exposing yourself to other drivers committing dangerous acts like distracted driving or drunk driving.
If you suffer injury in a car accident this holiday season, our law firm can help you. We have a long history of representing victims of negligence in Middlesex County and throughout the state.