Motor vehicle accidents: New Jersey man dies after head-on crash

A man believed to have been traveling the wrong way on a state route is dead and another man has been taken to a local hospital following a head-on crash on Route 130. New Jersey police have confirmed the accident happened on April 6. As with most motor vehicle accidents resulting in a fatality, this incident is still under investigation by local police in North Brunswick. 

According to the limited information available in the current report, a 26-year-old local man appeared to have been traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 130 around 1:39 a.m. the morning in question. As a result, his vehicle collided with a vehicle traveling the correct direction. The force of the impact damaged both vehicles badly, to the point where one driver was trapped in his vehicle and had to be freed by emergency responders, including the local fire department. 

The wrong-way driver was declared dead at the scene, while the driver of the other car was rushed to a local hospital in unknown condition. However, medical authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening. Local police have reached out to the community for support in determining exactly how this accident came to pass. 

Motor vehicle accidents, especially those resulting in death, do not always have a clear-cut cause. However, in this case it appears one driver was in blatant violation of traffic laws. While no criminal charges are filed posthumously, the injured man may choose to file a personal injury suit against the deceased driver's estate in a New Jersey civil court. 

Source: East Brunswick, NJ Patch, "Man, 26, Dies In Wrong-Way Crash On Rt. 130 In North Brunswick", Carly Baldwin, April 6, 2018

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