An 81-year-old Ocean County woman was killed and her companion was injured in a New Jersey car accident on Route 70 in Medford, the Burlington County Times reports. The man and woman were headed west on Route 70 in a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis when the car went off the right shoulder and crashed into a utility pole. Both were trapped in the wreckage and had to be cut free by firefighters. The woman suffered several broken bones and internal injuries and was pronounced dead hours after the accident. The man suffered cuts and a broken ankle. The woman’s death is apparently the 30th auto accident fatality in Burlington County this year and the second in Medford in two days.
About 6 million people in the United States are involved in car accidents every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). About 43,000 auto accident victims are killed and 2.6 million are injured each year, making auto accidents the leading cause of death among Americans between ages 4 and 44. While a majority of these injuries are relatively minor, some are devastating permanent injuries that have long-term impact on accident victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a New Jersey car accident, you would be well-advised to consult with a skilled and experienced New Jersey auto accident attorney who will help investigate your particular case and make sure you get fair compensation for your injuries, damages and loss. The knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein will analyze every aspect of your car accident case, identify the negligent parties involved and hold them accountable for your loss. Call us today for a free and comprehensive consultation.