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Personal injury: Head-on collision sends 4 victims to hospital

A recent head-on collision sent four people to the hospital and killed three others. New Jersey police are still investigating the accident, and while they are not certain what factors ultimately caused the wreck, they do say that one of the vehicles left its lane. These types of wrecks often lead to serious physical and emotional injuries, so the victims may choose to pursue personal injury claims, which is a useful tool for those who need to seek compensation. 

The wreck happened shortly before 9 p.m. when a 74-year-old driver who was heading north suddenly veered across the center line of traffic. As her vehicle moved into the southbound lane, an oncoming car with four occupants was unable to avoid the wrong-way vehicle, and they collided head-on. The driver who apparently caused the wreck and her three passengers all died while still at the scene of the accident. 

There were four people in the other vehicle, including two minors. Police report that the children were properly restrained in child safety seats and were evaluated at an area hospital, where it was determined that they survived the wreck uninjured. The two adults in the vehicle did not fare as well and were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The impact of the collision was described as severe, with emergency responders having to physically remove car doors and roofs to reach the victims. 

New Jersey victims are sometimes confused about their options when the driver who caused their injuries died in the wreck. This is an understandable concern, but one that can be addressed. Personal injury claims are still effective tools in such situations, as suits can be pursued against the driver's estate, from which any resulting compensation can be paid. 

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