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Two Killed in Union Township Crash Caused by Icy Roads

By Lependorf & Silverstein on December 11, 2013

Two people, ages 52 and 43, were killed in a Hunterdon County car accident after their vehicle slid off the roadway and crashed into a tree. According to NJ.com, the fatal accident occurred on Route 78. New Jersey State Police say conditions were icy on the interstate at the time of the crash. Police are still conducting an investigation into how the crash occurred. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Officials are warning motorists to drive carefully on slick roads as many parts of New Jersey continue to get battered by snow and sleet.

In New Jersey, during the 2009-2010 winter season, there were three crashes and four fatalities linked to ice and snow, according to IcyRoadSafety.com, which compiles data from media reports of such crashes. In those collisions, four people were killed. Two of those were single-vehicle crashes and one involved a car going out of control and crashing into a propane truck.

The best action to take in inclement weather is to not drive. If you do not have to be somewhere, wait until the snowstorm passes. Snow reduces visibility and becomes slick ice when it freezes. If you must travel, please make sure that you have good tires and brakes on your vehicle. Drive at the right speed and leave sufficient room between yourself and the vehicle ahead.

Anyone who has been injured in a car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing would be well advised to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who will ensure that their legal rights are protected. Families who have lost loved ones could file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation as well.

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