Hamilton, NJ – One Hospitalized After Single-Car Accident on Whitehorse-Hamilton Square RdNY/NJ Legal News
Hamilton, NJ (September 23, 2022) – A motor vehicle crash took place at about 9:50 p.m. in the 2000th block of Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road between East Bow Road and Klockner Road when an SUV burst into flames after the driver crashed into a tree.
A bystander reported seeing neighbors rescue the vehicle’s occupants by pulling them out of the vehicle.
Hamilton Fire Department, Police, Captial Health Paramedics, and RWJ EMS all responded to the scene and treated one person for burns and trauma.
The fire was brought under control and additional manpower and equipment were requested on the scene.
The victim was moved to Captial Health Regional Medical Center with burns and a “trauma alert”.
Hamilton Township Police are still investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Burn Injuries in New Jersey
Those who endure burn injuries often experience a significant amount of pain and a long road to recovery, as burn injuries are abnormally painful and expensive to treat.
Most burn injuries are classified into one of three categories:
- Superficial/1st-degree burns: A burn affecting only the top layer of skin (epidermis), such as you see with sunburn or after touching a hot stove. These burns typically take a few days to heal.
- Partial-thickness/2nd-degree burns: These burns reach the second layer of skin (dermis). More serious than a 1st-degree burn, it may require skin grafts and result in permanent scarring.
- Full-thickness/3rd-degree burns: Burns of this magnitude ravage the third layer (hypodermis), causing the loss of not just the skin but also the sweat glands, hair follicles, and the stratum basale where new skin cells are formed.
If you sustained a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, the New Jersey burn injury lawyers at Metro Law are here to help.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after a serious burn injury. Contact the burn injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.