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New Jersey multiple car crash injures 4

Four people were injured in a crash that occurred in Hunterdon County on June 26. The driver of the car who caused the chain reaction was cited for speeding by police.

The accident happened on Route 202 in Readington Township at about 11:45 a.m. A 21-year-old Staten Island man driving a southbound Ford Fusion was speeding, according to reports, when he hit another vehicle also traveling south. The impact caused the Toyota 4Runner to veer into the grass median and enter the northbound lane of Route 202. According to police reports, the vehicle then struck a Buick. Emergency crews closed Route 202 between Pleasant Run and Summer Roads while the individuals were extricated from their vehicles and traffic delays ensued.

The driver of the Ford was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for treatment. The Buick driver suffered fractured extremities and allegedly complained of hip pain. A Dunellen man, an occupant in the 4Runner, reportedly suffered a back injury. The driver was said to have suffered minor injuries.

The Ford driver was cited for reckless driving and changing lanes in an unsafe manner. Several rescue units, paramedics and fire companies responded to the accident.

Car accidents often result in significant injury to those involved. Back injury, fractures and additional trauma may result in hospital stays and might require extended physical rehabilitation. Being unable able to work during treatment can add to the financial difficulty an injured individual could be experiencing. In using evidence such as accident reconstruction reports and police records, an attorney may determine if a driver was negligent. If so, they may assist the injured in filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court.

Source: NJ.com, "Speeding caused 3-car crash on Route 202, Readington police say", June 27, 2014

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