The holidays are here and the hectic pace on the streets, roads and highways in and around Cherry Hill is picking up. One of the last things anyone puts on their shopping list is a car crash that will result in injuries, but unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents happen, often involving safe drivers who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Cherry Hill sits in a near-perfect spot for holiday travelers. In about two hours, people can hit the road and be in New York City, Baltimore or Washington DC and in just a few minutes, be across the river and in Philadelphia. With Thanksgiving getting closer by the minute, it's a good time to remember to watch for three holiday road dangers: distracted, drunken and drowsy drivers.
“If you live to be my age, you will see,” the 85-year-old New Jersey resident says. "You can’t do anything. You can’t go anywhere...sometimes you need a change of scenery.”
That desire for a change in scenery is when danger rears its head. The nation was in the middle of the Great Depression when Dolores was born. World War II was still a decade away. Television didn't exist yet. So when the octogenarian gets behind the wheel of a car, her daughter worries that her mom could cause a car accident that injures or kills someone.
It is just about the most violent type of crash that can happen: a head-on collision between two vehicles going in opposite directions on the New Jersey Turnpike. A recent head-on Turnpike crash was the result of a wrong-way driver just a few miles from us in Cherry Hill.
After you are injured in an accident, you will be getting a call from the other driver's insurance company. This person is the claims adjuster, and their job is to estimate the right amount of compensation for your injury.
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.