Car Catches Fire in Harding Township Single Vehicle Accident

A 23-year-old, Bloomfield man lost control of his car at 12:09am on August 6, 2009 and crashed on the northbound side of Route 287 in Harding Township. The car accident in New Jersey was a single-vehicle incident but none the less serious considering that the man’s 1997 Audi caught fire after hitting a tree off the highway’s shoulder. Fortunately for the driver, a passing motorist pulled him from the burning vehicle. However, the man still suffered multiple injuries and burns as a result of the accident and is listed in critical condition.

Although it is unknown at this time what caused the man to lose control of his car, many factors, such as dangerous road conditions, inclement weather, obstructions in the highway, or a defective auto part, can influence a driver’s ability to keep his or her vehicle on the road. One of the most preventable reasons for a driver to lose control of the car is driver inattention or distraction, sometimes even caused by another passenger in the vehicle. Unfortunately speed is another factor that forces things to get out of hand in the blink of an eye. A National Highway Transportation Safety Administration study revealed that 5.973 million traffic accidents were reported in 2006 with 2.575 million people suffering injuries and 42,642 fatalities taking place.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, our skilled New Jersey auto accident lawyers help those injured in car accidents hold negligent parties accountable for their contribution towards the accident. We will seek monetary compensation on your behalf to help pay down the costs associated with your accident, such as medical bills and loss of wages. A car accident creates a tremendous amount of financial burden, and alleviation from that burden can take months or even years to take place. For a free consultation of your car accident case, call Lependorf & Silverstein today at 609-240-0040.

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