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Handheld electronics use factor in New Jersey crash

Authorities charged a man wanted on warrants in Essex County with assault by automobile in connection with a collision in Chester Township that injured another person. Authorities also charged the man with using a handheld electronic device while driving. Such car accidents are increasingly common because of a growing trend of people allowing themselves to become distracted by using electronic devices, such as cell phones, while driving.

Police also charged the driver with failure to keep right, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving. Authorities said the accident happened at about 2:57 p.m. Oct. 14 on Route 206. The 32-year-old driver, of Mount Arlington, was driving a silver 2006 Honda. A 63-year-old man from Mendham was driving northward in a gray 2011 Jeep. Police said that the Honda crossed over the double yellow line on the roadway just north of Hillside Road and crashed into the Jeep.

First responders transported the Jeep's driver to Morristown Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Police took the Honda's driver into custody and charged him in the auto accident. Police said the defendant had outstanding warrants, including a no-bail warrant out of the Essex County Sheriff's Office. The defendant was held in Morris County Correctional Facility pending court appearances.

Injuries caused by another driver's negligence can upend a victim's life. A lawyer could help by building a solid case to pursue a claim for compensation. A lawyer could work with doctors to prove the accident caused an injury or made an existing injury worse. A lawyer might also be able to work with financial experts to put an amount on the accident's cost, as well as the future expenses for such things as medical and rehabilitative treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Source:, "Man charged with assault by auto in Chester crash, cops say", Justin Zaremba, October 16, 2013

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