Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but extreme recklessness by a small minority of drivers is the cause of too many accidents. Recently, due to the conduct of the driver, a one-car New Jersey accident could easily have resulted in a number of injuries or fatalities.
Just minutes before the accident occurred, the police received a report that a driver was driving recklessly and several times crossed over into the other lane in face of oncoming traffic. The vehicle did cross over into the opposing lane one last time before crashing into a utility pole resulting in the car overturning and coming to a rest upside down. The area lost power because of the utility pole snapping off. Traffic had to be diverted for a number of hours following the accident. And the driver involved in the accident required transportation to a nearby medical center.
If others had been injured in this type of an accident, the injuries would likely have been serious in nature, would probably have required a long leave of absence of work, and required long term medical care. For all we know, the driver may have been underinsured or had no insurance at all.
The innocent bystander injured would probably have little to no idea how to proceed and would find his or her financial resources quickly bare. This bystander will require competent legal assistance from someone experienced in the area of personal injury that will understand the injured party’s needs.
Fortunately, the above referenced accident did not involve anyone else being injured. However, we probably won’t be so lucky if another accident occurs in the same manner.
Source: Toms River Family & Community Magazine, “Car overturns on Route 9 in Toms River 11/20,” Nov. 28, 2011