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Car Accident Round-Up – NJ Town Mourns Four Teenagers

Teen driver loses control of SUV killing four of the eight teen passengers in tragic accident

Four Teenagers Die in NJ SUV Accident
In a tragic single-car accident on Sunday, four teenage football players from Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, NJ lost their lives, and four others were injured, as they headed to a team brunch.  The 17-year-old driver apparently lost control of his SUV, on the Garden State Parkway around 11:45am, as he rounded a crest and came upon heavy traffic, causing the vehicle to flip several times, ejecting two of the passengers.  All eight of the boys, aged 15-17 years-old, were riding in the same vehicle.

NC Accident Kills Three Generations of Women
An SUV carrying eight family members on a return trip home to New York, after vacationing in Florida, crashed on I-95 near Raleigh, NC. According to police, one of the tires blew causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.  The SUV then flipped several times, ejecting two of the passengers.  Three generations of women died in the crash – the 22-year-old driver, her 46-year-old mother and her 71-year-old grandmother.  The five other passengers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Accident on I-90 in Montana
According to KTVQ.com, a vehicle heading east in the westbound lanes on I-90 near Billings, Montana caused a head-on collision taking the life of a 47-year-old man.  The driver of an SUV was heading the wrong way (east) on the interstate west of the 27th Street overpass around 1am Sunday morning, when she struck a sedan, which then struck another vehicle also heading west.  The driver of the sedan had to be extricated and later died from his injuries.  The driver of the SUV was ejected from her vehicle and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  Police said alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Cyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run in Florida
A 36-year-old man who rode his bicycle 14 miles to work every day, between DeBary and Lake Mary, Florida, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as he returned home after midnight on Saturday night.  The cyclist was found dead nearly two hours later by a Department of Transportation Road Ranger patroling the highway.  Police believe the man was riding north in the outside southbound lane of Monroe Road near U.S. Highway 17-92 in Sanford, when the driver of pick-up truck traveling southbound in the same lane struck the front of the bicycle, sending the biker onto the shoulder.  Police are asking for anyone with information  to contact the DeLand FHP station.

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If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers at 1-800-318-LAW1 for a free assessment of your case or use our Free Online Accident Case Evaluation.

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