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Three People Killed in Traffic Accidents Across South New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on January 10, 2022

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Monroe, New Jersey (January 7th, 2022) – New Jersey State Police indicate that several people perished in separate traffic accidents across Southern New Jersey.

On the morning hours of Thursday, two separate accidents resulted in the death of two individuals. One accident resulted in the death of a woman who is only being identified as a 76-year-old resident of Williamstown. The second victim, a male resident of Salem County, lost his life in a separate accident.

Police have also declared that an accident on New Year’s Day in Cinnaminson resulted in the death of a third individual. The victim was only identified as a Camden resident.

The deceased female victim from Williamstown was tragically killed in an accident that happened in Monroe, around 6 in the morning. Police indicate that the victim was attempting to make a left turn onto Black Horse Pike when the SUV she was driving was struck by another vehicle that was heading south on the same road. Her vehicle was hit on the driver’s side, which is suspected to have led to her fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second fatal accident that happened on Thursday involved a 55-year-old man from Penns Grove. The man sustained fatal injuries after his vehicle crossed the center lane near milepost 26 in County Route 553. The incident happened just before 9:20 a.m. in Upper Deerfield.

New Jersey State Police have identified the deceased victim as David J. Carlaw. He was reportedly struck by another vehicle when he crossed the center lane and subsequently struck multiple trees.

The traffic accidents that happened on Thursday morning are still under police investigation.

Police indicate that the accident that happened on the morning of Friday in Cinnaminson resulted in the death of 57-year-old Jose Morocho Lalvay. The resident of Camden was tragically killed in the accident that happened around 7:30 a.m. on January 1st.

Based on a preliminary investigation, New Jersey State Police indicate that Mr. Lalvay apparently ran a red light near Andover Rd. The vehicle collided with a passenger vehicle and proceeded to collide with a semi-truck that was making a turn when the accident occurred.

No other injuries have been reported at this time.

At some point in the average driver’s life, experiencing an auto accident is a real probability. Motor vehicle accidents happen every day across New Jersey roads and highways, and while most people walk away with minor injuries, many people suffer catastrophic injuries and even lose their lives as a result of serious accidents. A motor vehicle accident that leads to catastrophic injury or death or a loved one could result in more than hospital bills. These accidents may not only impact the injured auto accident victim but his or her family as well. These serious traffic accidents tend to have long-lasting consequences for all those who were affected.

In New Jersey, there are a plethora of ways in which two vehicles can collide with one another. From a small fender-bender in a residential street to a high-speed collision on a major state highway, the type of accident could dictate the resulting injuries and their severity.

In rear-end accidents, for example, victims can suffer whiplash, head trauma, or spinal cord injuries. Rear-end accidents generally happen when the vehicle following the vehicle in front is traveling too close and fails to realize the vehicle in front is coming to a stop or there is a sudden and unexpected stop in traffic. This then results in the front vehicle being struck by the vehicle trailing it. It is worth noting that rear-end accidents tend to result in multi-vehicle accidents, also known as pile-up accidents, which may result in many more injuries and/or casualties.

Another type of accident is a broadside or T-bone crash. These accidents happen when one car collides into the side of another vehicle. For the most part, these vehicles happen at intersections.

Head-on collisions are by far some of the most deadly types of car accidents. This type of collision generally occurs when two motor vehicles collide into one another, front-end to front-end. While these types of collisions are not considered common, they tend to have catastrophic consequences.

Rollover accidents also tend to have serious consequences, particularly when those inside the vehicle are not wearing a seatbelt. Rollover car accidents tend to occur among vehicles that have a higher center of gravity, such as SUVs and commercial vehicles.

It is important to note that any of the aforementioned vehicles can be deadly. Whenever the accident involves high speeds, the impact of the collision can be fatal for any person involved. Even when a person survives an accident involving high speeds, he or she may still incur injuries that change the trajectory of their life. These injuries can include loss of limb injuries, traumatic burns, brain injury, paralysis, and disfigurement.

The symptoms of serious injuries can often go unnoticed as a result of a person’s adrenaline rush. For instance, traumatic brain injuries can be serious and people may either ignore the severity of the injury or fail to recognize the gravity of the situation. There have been countless reports of people dying because they failed to obtain a medical evaluation after an otherwise seemingly minor head injury.

As a result of the sensitive nature of most injuries, it is highly recommended that victims seek immediate medical attention after any car accident. Some injuries, such as head trauma or internal organ injuries may be symptomatic at first, but early intervention and treatment can prove to be lifesaving.

If you or someone you love was recently hurt in a car accident in New Jersey, it is important to obtain the legal support of an attorney who can advocate on your behalf. A well-versed attorney will ensure important evidence is gathered and you obtain the monetary compensation you truly deserve for your injuries.

Clients at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can be confident that the firm will build a strong auto accident case on their behalf. With many years of dedicated experience, the law firm excels in establishing fault in the most complex traffic accident cases in the State of New Jersey. To schedule a complimentary consultation with the proficient attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. consider completing the confidential online contact form here.

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