Toms River, NJ – Nine Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash on Garden State Pky

Toms River, NJ – Nine Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash on Garden State Pky

Toms River, NJ (May 31, 2022) – Nine people were injured in a crash on the Garden State Parkway on Tuesday, May 31st after a Jeep, a tanker truck, and a Volvo collided with one another. 

According to the New Jersey State Police, the accident took place in the area of mile marker 84.9 at about 5:10 p.m.  

An investigation determined that the Jeep was traveling northbound along the parkway when the driver lost directional control and crashed into the Volvo and then the tanker truck. 

All nine victims were transported by ambulance to local hospitals. Their current conditions are unknown.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Multi-Vehicle Collisions in New Jersey

Toms River, NJ - Nine Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash on Garden State Pky

A report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, since 2015, the United States has seen an uptick of over 11% in multi-car collisions. As the country’s population grows unchecked, the number of new, inexperienced, irate, thoughtless, distracted, and reckless drivers on the road grows right along with it. Our congested roadways are just one of the myriad reasons for the higher rate of multi-vehicle crashes.

Although vehicle collisions are deeply disquieting events, they happen every day in every state nationwide and New Jersey is no exception. Every time you get behind the wheel, you have no way of foreseeing when or if some reckless driver is going to crash into your vehicle, leaving you seriously injured.

When multi-car accidents happen, there are often multiple victims that sustain grievous bodily injuries and serious damage to their vehicles. If you acted responsibly during a multi-car crash, then you will not be held accountable, meaning you will probably be eligible to collect compensation for your losses from both the at-fault driver as well as your insurance company.

To make matters worse, instead of your collision involving two vehicles, it may involve several. A multi-vehicle collision is just that; a collision involving more than two vehicles and, of course, more than two vehicle occupants. Oftentimes, these crashes start as a basic two-car incident on the roadway. All drivers in the immediate area, however, are compelled to react in the blink of an eye. They may not have enough time to come to a stop or, at the very least, circumvent the initial crash if they are too close when it happens. 

This can result in a pile-up or chain reaction collision wherein a third car will crash into the first two, and then a fourth car slams into those three, and so on. The total number of motor vehicles involved will depend primarily on how busy the section of roadway is and the speed at which the involved drivers are traveling. The most serious multi-car crashes typically occur on interstates where everyone is driving at a high rate of speed. 

Our firm has fought vigorously on behalf of their injured clients to make sure their legal rights are guarded after being harmed in an avoidable accident within the state. After a multi-vehicle accident, contact our multi-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.