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Toms River Crash Proves Fatal for Elderly Woman

By Lependorf & Silverstein on December 17, 2013

New Jersey Auto AccidentA 77-year-old woman was killed and her husband was severely injured in a car accident involving a pickup truck. According to The Star-Ledger, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Route 70. The car in which the woman was a passenger collided with a pickup truck.

She was taken to a local medical center where she died. Her 88-year-old husband was transported to a hospital, where he remains in serious condition. The elderly man was reportedly turning left when the car crashed into the pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck declined medical attention. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older in the United States will increase from 47.6 million in 2015 to 72.7 million in 2030. In 2011, 17 percent of all traffic deaths in the U.S. involved people 65 and older, a group that made up 13 percent of the overall population, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states.

In such cases, it is important that officials conduct a thorough investigation to determine what caused the accident. The most common causes of street intersection accidents include failing to yield the right-of-way, running a red light or stop sign, speeding, and being inattentive and distracted.

The experienced Princeton personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein help victims of car accidents and their families obtain fair compensation for their losses. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.

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