Motor vehicle accidents: 6 injured in New Jersey crash

A car crash involving an SUV has sent six people to local hospitals, according to news sources. New Jersey authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, which was apparently the second of several motor vehicle accidents the SUV was involved in. So far, no charges have been filed, and police say they are not likely to file charges in this case moving forward. However, the injured parties may still have legal recourse available to them. 

Police have confirmed that just before 7 a.m. the morning of Feb. 9, the driver of an SUV was involved in a three-car pileup. The details of this accident were not included in this report, but the vehicle reportedly traveled no more than a block before it crashed into a house. Two people were in the home at the time. Although the structure has been deemed compromised, they were not injured in the accident. 

However, six people in the SUV were injured, including a 13-year-old girl and two twin children. A full accounting of their injuries was not available, but medical personnel confirmed that one passenger suffered a broken arm while another received a head injury. Thankfully, none of these injuries are considered life-threatening. 

It is not clear whether all the individuals in the vehicle were related, though New Jersey authorities mentioned that at least three of the children were brothers and that their father may have been in the vehicle as well. Regardless, motor vehicle accidents of any type can still fall under criminal and/or civil law. While it is not common for family members to file personal injury suits against one another, those actions are not barred by law. The injured parties, including the parents of the injured children, will be entitled to file such suits against the driver if they so choose. A lawyer can help determine the best way forward, whether through negotiation of insurance claims and/or by means of civil litigation.

Source: abc7ny.com, "SUV crashes into Union, New Jersey home, 6 people, including 3 children, injured", Rob Nelson, Feb. 9, 2018

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