Wantagh, NJ – Two Hospitalized Following Crash at Merrick Rd and Willoughby Ave

Wantagh, NJ – Two Hospitalized Following Crash at Merrick Rd and Willoughby Ave

Wantagh, NJ (August 26, 2022) – Police responded to the scene when a two-vehicle collision left two people with injuries on Thursday, August 25th in Wantagh.

The incident took place at about 11:00 p.m. in the area of Willoughby Avenue and Merrick Road.  

Two patients were taken by paramedics to a local hospital with injuries believed to be non-critical. 

No additional details have been made available. 

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

Intersection Collisions in New Jersey

Wantagh, NJ - Two Hospitalized Following Crash at Merrick Rd and Willoughby Ave

Intersection accidents account for roughly 40% of all traffic accidents in the United States and are the third most common kind of traffic accident in New Jersey. From 2008 to 2012, more than 1,000 people were killed in intersection crashes statewide with Ocean, Middlesex, and Essex counties leading the state. 

Intersection accidents take place for a variety of reasons. The most common causes in New Jersey include: 

  • Failure to obey traffic signs/lights
  • Failing to yield to other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists
  • Rolling stops
  • Speeding

Intersections are the most common areas for motor vehicle accidents. A particularly busy intersection could be equipped with stop signs, yield signs, and traffic lights, and accidents would still happen. No matter what signs or lights are present, there will always be people who recklessly plow through intersections. This is especially true for drivers who are under the influence. 

If you were injured in a car accident, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

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. The New Jersey intersection accident lawyers at Metro Law can help you get the damages you are entitled to under the law. 

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.