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3 dead, 2 injured in major New Jersey car accident

A car accident that occurred in New Jersey on July 9 left three dead and two others with injuries. According to the report, the incident took place at the South Grove Street and Central Avenue intersection in East Orange at approximately 8:50 p.m.

Police stated that the accident involved a Toyota 4-Runner and a Nissan Maxima. Three men who were occupants of the Nissan were all pronounced dead. It was unknown if they died at the scene or if they were first transported to a nearby hospital. The two women who were occupants of the Toyota suffered injuries that were described as minor and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Several individuals who were occupants of a nearby NJ Transit bus were also treated for injuries. It was noted that the bus itself was not involved in the accident.

The report did not state exactly what caused the accident. The mayor of East Orange indicated that he had instructed the local police department to crack down on drivers who operated their vehicles at a fast rate of speed. At the time the report was released, the identity of the deceased and injured were not released, and the police had not filed any charges against anyone who had been involved in the incident.

In this particular case, it was not known who caused the car accident. However, if the driver of the Nissan was found to be liable, the two women who suffered injuries may be eligible to file a personal injury against the accused driver in order to seek compensation for damages that were suffered. Because the driver of the Nissan did not survive the crash, the injured women may be able to name the man’s estate as the defendant in the lawsuit.

Source: PIX 11, “NJ car crash leaves 3 dead, 2 injured“, Christopher Brito, July 10, 2014

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