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Head-on collision leaves three injured

A New Jersey car accident on May 30 left three women hospitalized. Emergency personnel responded to the accident at around 8:22 pm near the intersection of Route 46 and Reservoir Road in Washington Township. All three women were listed in fair condition as of May 31.

The car accident occurred when a car heading the wrong way in the eastbound lane of Route 46 struck a car driven by a 21-year-old woman. That woman, the 20-year-old driver of the first car and the 24-year-old passenger in the second car were taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Police are currently investigating the accident and charges may be filed against the driver who was going in the wrong direction. Police didn't state whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident. The accident happened in the fast lane of the highway, which could have made the accident even more dangerous because of the high rate of speed involved. Head-on collisions on the highway can lead to serious injury, disability or even death.

It wasn't known whether the victims of the accident planned to file any kind of suit against the potentially negligent driver. Victims of car accidents caused by another driver's negligence or recklessness have the right to pursue financial compensation to cover costs resulting from their injuries, such as medical bills, rehabilitation, income lost to time away from work and pain and suffering. If the accident was fatal, the victim's family may be able to file a suit for their pain and suffering and any financial hardship stemming from the loss of their deceased loved one's earnings. An attorney with personal injury and car accident experience could evaluate the details of an accident and help a victim or victim's family move forward with any potential litigation.

Source: Patch.com, "Wrong Way Head-On Car Crash Hospitalizes 3 ", Jason Koestenblatt, May 31, 2013

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