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Fatal crash on turnpike has police investigating the accident

A car accident earlier this morning between two different vehicles is being investigated by the police after one of the drivers died after the impact. A Honda Accord and a Honda CR-V collided on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury just before 6 a.m. this morning. The 22-year-old driver of the Accord died after being taken to a hospital after the crash. A passenger in his car, another 22-year-old, suffered injuries that left him in critical condition. The 80-year-old driver of the CR-V and his passenger did not suffer injuries in the crash.

Though charges are not expected to be filed in the case, the police have not completed their investigation into the matter, and it will likely be some time before an official report is released. If they find any evidence of negligence or recklessness on the part of one of the drivers, that would be noted in the police report.

Accidents like this happen far too often. Given the early morning hours of this crash, it is possible that one of the drivers was fatigued or not fully awake at the time of the wreck. There are also many other possibilities for why the cars crashed. Maybe one of the drivers was operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner or looking at their cellphone. Maybe a mechanical failure occurred. Or maybe this was just the true definition of an accident.

In any case, the police report for a car accident is an important part of the post-accident legal process.

At Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., we pride ourselves on our willingness to help those who need our services for car accidents, beginning with free initial consultations. Learn how we can assist you and your family after a serious accidental injury. Contact us online or call us today at 856-375-1028. 

Source: WABC, "1 dead, 1 critical after 2-car crash on NJ Turnpike in Cranbury," June 15, 2017

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