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New Jersey teen charged for causing car accident

Car accidents are common in every state throughout the country. While some of these are minor, resulting in no injuries, this is not always the case.

According to Sparta police, a 17-year-old is facing charges after causing a six-vehicle accident. A police investigation found that the teen was driving a Volvo convertible at an unsafe speed with two passengers on board. As she headed south on Route 517, she collided with a Hyundai driven by a 17-year-old male with one passenger.

Due to the impact of the collision, the Hyundai was pushed across the center line where it collided into the back of a tractor-trailer operated by a 62-year-old Vernon man. Along with the Volvo, Hyundai and tractor-trailer, several other vehicles became involved in the accident.

The two people in the Hyundai were transported to Newton Medical Center for the treatment of injuries, including neck and back pain, as well as leg lacerations. In addition to the injuries suffered by those in the accident, three vehicles were damaged and required a tow from the scene.

Police noted that the driver of the Volvo was charged with a violation of her provisional driver's license -- having too many passengers in the car -- and careless driving.

In these types of car accidents where more than one vehicle is involved can often lead to multiple injuries and deaths. In this case, one driver made a poor decision on the road, which led to a chain reaction of cars being involved in an accident. While nobody was killed, injuries were reported, and multiple vehicles were badly damaged.

Source: New Jersey Herald, "Sparta High School student faces charges in six-car accident" No author given, Jun. 03, 2014

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