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Motor vehicle accidents: 4 hospitalized in New Jersey

A serious accident on Valentine's Day afternoon sent four people to a local hospital, according to news sources. New Jersey police in Warren County responded to the two-car crash, which took place on Route 31 South in Washington Township. As with most motor vehicle accidents, this required significant investigation, and police have yet to file any criminal charges against either driver involved in the crash. 

According to the report, around 3:20 p.m. a sedan collided head-on with a pickup truck on the southbound side of Route 31. Three people in the sedan were rushed to a medical center in Morristown via airlift. The driver of the pickup truck was also injured and was taken to a hospital in Phillipsburg by the Franklin Township Rescue Squad. 

Police are unsure at this time what caused the accident, but they have not ruled out driver error, negligence, intoxication or other possible causes. They have released very little information to the public. The injuries suffered by the victims were not detailed in the report, but use of airlifts suggests at least three of the four suffered serious injuries. 

Motor vehicle accidents of this type can require considerable investigation to determine whether one or both drivers were at fault. New Jersey police will continue to investigate this case until a cause has been found. Even if no criminal charges are filed, if evidence exists that one or both drivers were materially responsible for the crash, the victims may choose to file personal injury lawsuits in civil court. 

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