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Female passenger suffers fatal personal injury in crash

Some drivers may believe that accidents involving a single vehicle are less severe than those involving multiple vehicles. However, a single vehicle crash can be just as deadly as a crash involving two or more vehicles. Recently, in New Jersey, a young woman suffered a fatal personal injury in a single-car crash where she was riding as a passenger. 

The accident occurred in the very early hours of the morning. The driver of the car was attempting to exit the highway when he veered off course and into the grass along the left side of the ramp. After running off of the road, the car struck several trees before coming to a stop. 

When authorities arrived on the scene they discovered that the driver had suffered minor injuries, but his passenger had suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police arrested the driver, and he has been charged with vehicular homicide, possession of marijuana as well as obstructing a police investigation. The right lane and exit ramp were closed for several hours while authorities investigated and cleaned up the scene, but were reopened later that same morning. 

Many New Jersey residents may not realize that they may be entitled to some form of compensation if they were injured while riding as passengers in a car that was involved in an accident. Those who have suffered a personal injury may wish to speak with an attorney to see if they are entitled to compensation. This might include payment for medical costs or other damages. Family members of a deceased victim may also be entitled to compensation for funeral costs and other damages. 

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