Toms River, NJ – Christina Citarella Killed after Crash Splits her Vehicle in Two on Garden State Parkway near MM 80.7
Toms River, NJ (December 26, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Ocean County on Friday evening that claimed one woman’s life. Just before 6:40 p.m., on December 23, the New Jersey state police and firefighters responded to the site of a traffic crash that occurred on Garden State Parkway.
According to reports, a Toyota Camry was traveling north on the Garden State Parkway in the left lane of travel. At the same time, a Jeep Renegade was traveling on the same roadway in the right lane of travel. As the vehicles proceeded near the area of mile marker 80.7, the Toyota became involved in a collision. The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to split in half and strike the Jeep.
One of the drivers, Christina Citarella, was ejected from her vehicle. She suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.
Emergency officials arrived at the scene and pronounced her dead from her injuries.
The vehicle accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Christina Citarella at this time.
Car Accidents in New Jersey
Every year, fatal accidents take the lives of hundreds of people across the state of New Jersey. Unfortunately, there are several types of accidents that we see continue to take place day after day. Some of the most commonly reported accidents include:
- Head-on collisions.
- Sideswipe accidents.
- Rear-end collisions.
- T-bone accidents or broadside collisions.
- Rollover collisions.
No matter the time of the accident, there is always a significant chance that someone will suffer severe and fatal injuries. Unfortunately, the chances of severe injuries are dramatically increased when people are ejected from their vehicles as a result of the collision.
There are several reasons why being ejected from a vehicle is so dangerous. First of all, when a person is ejected from a car, they are no longer protected by the car’s safety features, such as seatbelts and airbags. This leaves them vulnerable to being hit by other vehicles or objects, or to being thrown around violently inside the car.
Another reason why being ejected from a car is so dangerous is because it increases the chances of the person being thrown out of the car completely. When this happens, they are at risk of falling onto hard surfaces, which can cause serious injuries or even death.
Finally, when a person is ejected from a car, they may land in an awkward position that can cause serious injuries. For example, if they land on their head or neck, they could suffer spinal cord damage or paralysis. If they land on their stomach, they could suffer internal bleeding, which can be life-threatening.
If your loved one died due to a fatal car crash, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. A Toms River wrongful death lawyer can help you seek compensation for some of the losses and damages you face.
Here at Metro Law, we want to ensure that all of our clients feel they’re in the safest hands possible. Our New Jersey car accident lawyers have more than four decades of experience, and we offer each prospective client a free consultation to determine the best course of action moving forward. We understand just how difficult it can be for families to move forward after losing loved ones in car accidents, which is why we make sure to offer top-class legal support tailored to your individual case. Call our New Jersey personal injury lawyers today at 800-469-6476 for your free consultation.
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 identify any false information in the story or want the post 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. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not 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.