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2 suffer minor injuries in 3-car crash

Police reported that a car accident that occurred in New Jersey on June 4 left two people injured. According to the report, that crash took place at the Route 49 and Columbia Highway intersection in Stow Creek Township around 2:30 p.m.

A GMC pickup truck was heading west on Route 49 when the vehicle was rear-ended by a white minivan. The impact of the collision caused the pickup truck to travel into the eastbound lanes where it was clipped by a Chevrolet sedan. The minivan ultimately came to a stop after veering into the entrance of a nearby trailer park.

Two individuals, the drivers of the Chevrolet and the pickup truck, suffered injuries that were described as minor. They were taken to Inspira Medical Center Elmer. All three vehicles that were involved in the accident sustained severe damage. The driver of the minivan was ultimately issued a summons for careless driving.

It is likely that a person will become involved in a car accident at some point during their lives. While many of these crashes are minor and cause no injuries or only minor injuries, others have the potential to leave all of those involved with serious or even life-threatening injuries.

If someone is injured as a result of someone else’s careless driving, such as what happened in this case, the injured may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the accused driver. Because the minivan driver was issued a citation, the injured drivers of the Chevrolet and the pickup truck may be able to use evidence from court proceedings if they try to recover the cost of their medical bills.

Source: NJ.com, “Stow Creek three-vehicle crash sends two drivers to hospital with minor injuries“, Spencer Kent, June 04, 2014

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