A Jersey City family of four suffered severe injuries in a Thanksgiving Day crash after they were involved in a head-on collision on Route 440 with a wrong-way driver, according to this article in the Jersey Journal. Injured in this Jersey City auto accident were Dennis Almario, 31; Jenny Almario, 27; their 8-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son who were not identified.
They were visiting family in Bayonne and returning home when the accident reportedly occurred. Dennis Almario was driving north on Route 440 and was near Avenue C exit ramp when Alkex Gerashchenko, 26, driving his Nissan Altima southbound on the wrong side of the concrete median hit the Almarios’ Honda head-on. A Jeep Grand Cherokee then smashed into the back of the Honda. But the driver of the Jeep, 20-year-old Matthew Semanik, told police he was not able to stop in time although he slammed on his brakes. Gerashchenko was reportedly driving with a suspended license in a car that belonged to his girlfriend’s mother. Semanik and two others in his vehicle did not suffer injuries.
Auto accidents in New Jersey can have tremendous financial consequences for victims’ families. In this case, especially, I cannot imagine the hardship this young family of four must be going through. The father and mother – Jenny and Dennis Almario – are said to be in critical condition and both their children have been hospitalized with serious injuries. It is imperative that other close family members contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney to find out what compensation the Almario family may be entitled to. A skilled New Jersey auto accident attorney will be able to advise them about the injured victims’ rights and legal options.