Toms River, NJ – Child Critically Injured in Multi-Car Crash on Rt 70 near Massachusetts AveNY/NJ Legal News
Toms River, NJ (March 24, 2023) – A child is in the hospital in critical condition after a car crash happened on Friday, March 24 in Toms River. The wreck was reported to authorities in the area at around 4:00 p.m.
According to information from local officials, the crash occurred on Route 70 near Massachusetts Avenue. A man from Jackson Township reportedly ran a red light while driving a rental pickup truck and struck another vehicle occupied by four people.
Sources say the incident occurred when the man, identified as Charles J. Sharkey, 33, was headed east on Route 70 in a 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 when he failed to stop at a red light at Massachusetts Avenue. He then grazed the back of a 2016 Honda CRV that was turning left onto Massachusetts Avenue from Route 70 west.
He then struck a 2017 Subaru Impreza carrying one adult and three children. The Impreza was also attempting to turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue from Route 70 west, reports reveal. The force of the collision caused the Impreza to spin backward while the pickup truck overturned and caught fire.
As the pickup turned over, it grazed a 2021 Lexus RX 350. The man driving the Impreza along with the three children suffered injuries, police said. All four were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where the man and two of the kids were treated and released. The third child was seriously hurt and remains in critical condition in the hospital.
The collision closed the intersection of Route 70 and Massachusetts Avenue while responders worked in the area. Traffic was tied up on nearby roadways as a result while drivers attempted to go around the crash scene.
Police believe driver negligence played a part in causing the accident. Investigators continue to work on determining the reason the collision occurred.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this auto accident in New York.
New York Car Accidents
Car crashes are a common occurrence in the state of New Jersey and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, auto collisions have risen to the top of the list of things that most often injure and take the lives of Americans every year. Being involved in an auto accident is never easy, and can result in serious emotional, physical, and financial difficulties.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, you are not alone. Every year, over 3 million people suffer injuries in car crashes throughout the United States. These accidents happen for a plethora of different reasons, ranging from bad weather to driver negligence. Regrettably, driver negligence causes the majority of the auto accidents reported in the United States.
Being hurt in a car crash could have totally changed your life, and not for the better. You may be stuck in the hospital or at home recovering from painful injuries that are keeping you from living your life and working and making a living. This can be overwhelming, depressing, and worrisome. When you are unable to work and make money, how will you pay your bills? How will you pay for the additional bills that were just brought upon you by your accident?
If you know that your accident was not your fault and that it was caused by another driver, you have legal grounds to file a personal injury claim for compensation. People who are wrongfully injured do not, by law, have to pay for the costs related to their injuries. Additionally, if your injuries have negatively impacted your life in such a way that you are no longer able to live it the way you once did before your accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for a long list of other damages related to your crash.
Call the law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. A car accident attorney in Toms River can help you get the financial compensation you deserve.