Multi-Vehicle Pileup on Garden State Parkway Injures Multiple Adults & Children
At least nine people were hurt recently in a multiple-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway near Aberdeen Township. Several of those hurt in the crash were children, and at least one man was in critical condition following the accident. Continue reading for details about the crash, and contact a seasoned personal injury lawyer if you’ve been hurt in a car accident in New Jersey.
Garden State Parkway crash leaves lanes closed, many injured
All northbound express lanes of Garden State Parkway were blocked off for several hours this weekend as police investigated a severe crash that left numerous adults and children injured. At around 11 a.m. on a recent Saturday, on Garden State Parkway just south of Exit 117 in Aberdeen Township, a 2006 Jeep Cherokee heading southbound suddenly veered to the left, crossed the grass median and headed into oncoming traffic in the northbound lane. The Jeep collided head-on with a 2014 Honda Pilot. Debris from that crash flew off and hit a third vehicle. At least two of the cars involved were left overturned and mangled according to witnesses at the scene. One witness described at least one vehicle as “completely demolished.”
The 35-year-old Hazlet man driving the Jeep was taken by helicopter to a nearby trauma center with serious injuries. A 42-year-old Union Beach man, a passenger in the Jeep, suffered moderate injuries. The driver of the Honda, a 59-year old Union Beach man, also suffered moderate injuries in the accident. The Honda was ferrying six children between the ages of seven and 16 at the time of the accident. Several of the children reported injury but thankfully none of their injuries were life-threatening. The driver of the third car was not injured.
The cause of the Jeep’s behavior and the resulting accident remains unknown. State Police are continuing their investigation and have not yet issued any statements speculating as to the cause of the accident. The Jeep’s driver may be open to liability for all of the damages and injuries caused in the accident, particularly if it is discovered that he was acting recklessly behind the wheel by, for example, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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