Hawthorne, NJ – Injuries, Fuel Spill Follow Multi-Car Accident on Rt 208
Hawthorne, NJ (November 24, 2021) – At least three people are in the hospital after a multi-car accident in Hawthorne on Tuesday, November 23rd.
A Chevy Malibu and a Volkswagen Jetta both sustained heavy damage in the crash, which took place at the intersection of Rea Avenue and Lincoln Avenue near the exit from Route 208 in Glen Rock.
Hawthorne firefighters also cleaned up a fuel spill.
Glen Rock police assisted with traffic.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Accidents in New Jersey
Despite head-on crashes being fairly uncommon, when one does occur, the injuries that follow are usually serious or fatal. Considering the speed and size of an average vehicle, those involved in a head-on accident can be subjected to severe brain and head injuries or spinal cord damage that causes quadriplegia or paraplegia.
These accidents most frequently occur when a vehicle crosses over the median or centerline and collides with an oncoming vehicle. A head-on crash can also happen when the driver of a vehicle deliberately or accidentally enters a roadway from the wrong direction.
Other injuries commonly associated with head-on accidents involve broken bones throughout the body and other serious internal injuries.
There are many reasons that accidents like this happen, such as driving under the influence, distracted driving, roadway defects, passing on a two-lane road, unexpected lane changes due to disabled vehicles of construction zones, vehicle malfunctions, and loss of control due to excessive speed. Head-on accidents on interstates are especially dangerous because of the high rate of speed at which the vehicles are traveling.
If you or a family member was injured or killed in a head-on accident, it is important to hire an attorney who routinely litigates head-on car accident cases and is willing to explore all potential avenues for recovery.
Hawthorne Personal Injury Attorney
Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Hawthorne has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.
Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents.
When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Hawthorne as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 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.