Alleged one-car DWI crash injures 3 people in Ewing
December 2, 2014
According to the Ewing Police Department, a one-car collision involving a vehicle and a utility pole seriously injured three people on Nov. 22. According to reports, the accident occurred on Bear Tavern Road in Ewing around 4:18 a.m.
The accident occurred when a 19-year-old female driver driving a 2005 Ford Mustang reportedly left the road, striking a utility pole and knocking down both the pole and attached wires. Both the driver and her two passengers were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. One of the passengers was trapped in the car and required extrication due to live wires landing on the vehicle.
Police charged the female driver with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and reckless and careless driving for her role in the accident. Since she is under the age of 21, authorities can charge her with DWI if any alcohol is detected in her blood. Police have not yet released the results of any blood alcohol testing.
When people are seriously injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the negligent driver may be held liable through the filing of personal injury actions against him or her. People who are injured often suffer significant medical expenses as well as other losses, such as lost income from work, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs and property losses. Through a lawsuit, people may be able to recover damages to compensate them for all of the economic and noneconomic losses they suffered as a result of the accident. People may benefit by consulting with a personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to help by reviewing the facts, determining all potential claims and recoverable damages, preparing the complaint and negotiating on behalf of his or her clients with other attorneys and insurance companies.
Source: NJ.com, “One-car crash in Ewing sends 3 to hospital, driver charged with DWI“, Amy Reynolds, November 22, 2014