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New Jersey vehicular accident claims 2 lives

A two-vehicle wreck in New Jersey claimed the lives of two Pennsylvania women on June 27 on Route 49. The accident occurred just before 8 p.m., according to the New Jersey State Police who explained that the 52-year-old female driver of a GMC Terrain and her 50-year-old female passenger were both killed when a Ford van drove into them in a head-on collision. Both vehicles landed on the shoulder of the road, and the pair was trapped in the SUV as numerous emergency workers rushed to the site in a vain attempt to free them. However, they both died at the scene.

The other driver was with a male passenger; both suffered minor injuries and were taken to a medical facility for follow-up care. The accident blocked the road for at least four hours while authorities investigated the incident.

Authorities reported they will continue to investigate the car accident and did not release further statements about possible causes for the accident. It was not known if weather or road conditions, speed, distracted driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash. They did not state if they will issue tickets in the case. At least half-dozen local, county and state agencies came to the accident scene while two more county agencies, including the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, are investigating the case.

In the aftermath of a serious accident, family members might not know how to seek justice. A personal injury lawyer might be able to help clients request compensation after the authorities assign responsibility in an accident. The lawyer might review the official reports in order to help clients assess their losses, file a lawsuit and seek closure.

Source: NJ.com, “Maurice River Township accident on Route 49 leaves 2 Pa. women dead“, Spencer Kent, June 28, 2014

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