Five members of the same family were injured in a three-car collision in Bethlehem Township along Route 78 east in Hunterdon County. According to an article in The Star-Ledger, 52-year-old Rudy Rios was driving his family in a sport utility vehicle on Route 78 in Bethlehem Township when his SUV crashed into a disabled pickup truck, which had been involved in another auto accident moments earlier.
Rios reportedly fractured his collar bone and his wife, 47-year-old Adria Rios, broke her leg. Adria Rios was in the front passenger seat. The couple’s two teenage children and their grandmother were treated for minor injuries. The driver of the stalled pickup was uninjured.
It’s a relief that this New Jersey truck accident did not result in more serious injuries or fatalities. It could have been much worse. It is not quite clear from the news report as to whether Rudy Rios was able to stop in time to avoid colliding with the pickup truck. In auto accident cases, it is very important to determine the cause and pinpoint who was responsible for the accident as soon as possible.
This is particularly important if you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident. Victims of New Jersey traffic accidents are saddled with enormous costs such as medical bills, cost of medication and lost wages. An experienced New Jersey auto accident attorney can help investigate your case independently and hold the negligent parties responsible for the damages they have caused.