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6 injured in wrong-way crash on New Jersey Turnpike

On Behalf of | Dec 1, 2020 | Car Accidents

Drivers are bound to make mistakes, but some are so serious that they have lasting repercussions. For example, entering a highway going the wrong direction can quickly lead to a serious, high-speed crash that injures multiple people. Head-on crashes are among the most serious to begin with, and when two speeding vehicles collide, the results may be catastrophic.

That’s what happened in this case in New Jersey

A 26-year-old driver entered the northbound lanes heading southbound the night of Thanksgiving, which caused a serious crash with a minivan. That crash left six people injured.

The crash, which happened near Exit 2 of the New Jersey Turnpike, caused the minivan to hit a concrete barrier. Inside, a 36-year-old woman and two children, 11 and 6, were seriously hurt. The woman’s 8-year-old child and husband suffered minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle also suffered serious injuries.

As of Nov. 30, there is no known cause for the crash or reason for the driver entering the incorrect lanes, but it is still under investigation. No charges have been filed.

What happened to cause the crash?

This is an example of how a single crash can change many lives. If you’re seriously hurt in a crash, know that you do have an opportunity to file a claim against the at-fault driver. Their negligence or errors caused your injuries, so they should be the one to cover your losses. Your attorney will help you file the claim with the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf, so you can have an opportunity to get a fair settlement.