Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
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2 killed and 2 in critical condition following New Jersey crash

When you take your children for a walk, you don't expect anything bad to happen. You're probably thinking about making lunch or dinner, and you have more important thoughts on your mind than thinking about what could happen if you're hit by a car. Unfortunately, bad drivers are out there, and they can put your life in danger when they pull out and strike you and your family.

That's what happened in New Jersey when a family was out and crossing the road. According to the story, A woman was pulling a toddler in a red wagon along with a 6-year old child. Another child, an 8-year-old boy, was walking beside the wagon when they were struck by a car. The crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. when they in the center of Buddtown Road. A 13-year-old girl traveling with them was exiting the road when the accident took place.

The four people were struck by a BMW sedan driven by a 37-year-old man. At that point on the road, there were no streetlights, no shoulders and no sidewalks, which could have attributed to the accident. The area has a speed limit of 45 mph.

After the crash, the 2-year-old boy was taken to the Virtua Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The other three involved were taken to the hospital, but after treatment, the 18-year-old woman pulling the wagon passed away. The 6- and 8-year-old children were both in critical condition.

The police have been investigating this incident, but so far, they have no charges pending against the driver. This doesn't mean, however, that a civil lawsuit filed by the family members might not be forthcoming against the at-fault driver.

Source: New York Times, "Crash in Southern New Jersey Kills Boy, 2, and Injures 3 Others," Winnie Hu, Aug. 19, 2015

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