Authorities were investigating a two-car accident that killed all three occupants of one vehicle and sent the driver and passenger in the other vehicle to the hospital. Although only two vehicles collided, passengers on a NJ Transit bus suffered minor injuries after the bus stopped suddenly to avoid the wreckage.
The head-on collision happened around 8:50 p.m. in East Orange. Two women in an SUV were headed southbound while three men in a sedan were headed northbound at the time of the car accident. Emergency personnel transported the two women to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. At the time of the report, the investigation was still going on, as authorities with the Essex County prosecutor's office said they did not know what had caused the crash.
It is possible that speed, negligent or reckless driving were factors in the accident. Automobile accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries in New Jersey. Injuries suffered due to a car accident can take a long time to recover from and often result in large medical bills. Extended recovery time can also lead to a loss of income if someone is unable to return to work.
While it is not yet known what caused this accident, an experienced attorney might investigate the case and thoroughly examine the evidence to determine if the injured women may be eligible to file a personal injury suit or if the families of the deceased men may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. The attorney may also try to negotiate with the insurance companies of at-fault drivers for fair compensation for losses suffered because of drivers' negligence. This compensation may cover pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral costs and lost income.
Source: NJ.com, "Three killed in head-on crash in East Orange", Seth Augenstein, July 11, 2014