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New Jersey man arrested for drunk driving, weapons after crash

A New Jersey man faces drunk driving and weapons charges after he allegedly caused a multi-vehicle crash at a traffic light on Oct. 8. Three people were injured in the accident.

According to the Egg Harbor Township Police, the man was speeding in his 2008 Mercedes Benz on Black Horse Pike at around 7:45 a.m. when he rear-ended a 2014 Ford Focus as it slowed for a red light at the intersection of Fire and Farmington Road. The collision caused a chain reaction of crashes with three other vehicles waiting at the light, including a TriCare Ambulance carrying members of the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad.

Authorities responding to the scene suspected the man, who lives in Lakewood, was under the influence of alcohol. They also allegedly discovered a 9mm handgun with hollow-point bullets in his possession. He was taken into police custody and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, reckless driving, assault by auto, failure to maintain his lane, receiving stolen property and three weapons charges.

An individual injured in a car accident can face a long and expensive road to recovery. Even a short hospital stay can lead to steep medical bills, but a prolonged hospital stay can financially strain a victim and their family for years to come. Massive medical and physical therapy bills, wages lost during recovery and the cost of repairing or replacing their vehicle can leave a victim feeling overwhelmed.

Anyone who has been injured in a car crash may want to consult with an attorney to explore their options for compensation. A lawyer might be able to help the victim build a strong case against the driver who hit them by using police reports, evidence from the crash scene, eye-witness accounts and toxicology reports.

Source: The Current , "EHT Police find hollow-point bullets while investigating morning car crash on Black Horse Pike", Laura Stetser , October 08, 2014

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