Freehold Woman Killed in Manalapan Two Car Crash

Teen Texting vs. Telephone Pole
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Another tragic accident this time a 32-year-old Freehold woman driving a gold 2002 Ford Taurus was killed in a two-car collision on Smithburg Road in Manalapan Township near the Millstone Township border.

According to New Jersey State police, the woman wasn’t able to navigate a curve at around mile marker 23.3 as she was driving northbound on Route 527, possibly due to wet roads and increased speeds. She lost control of her vehicle, veering into the southbound lane and colliding with a red 2002 Nissan Quest. After colliding with the Nissan, her vehicle hit a utility pole.

Police responded to the crash scene and found the woman trapped inside her car. She was removed from the wreckage by Manalapan Fire Company 1 and Millstone Fire Department, and was rushed to a hospital. A medevac was requested to the scene but was later cancelled due to unfavorable weather. She sustained internal injuries and died later at the hospital. The male driver of the Nissan Quest sustained minor injuries, received treatment at the crash scene, and was sent home.

New Jersey Car Accidents

The state of New Jersey has a geography that is somewhat different compared to most states. In between New Jersey’s many small cities and beach towns are a significant number of rural areas, and a great deal of roadways that connect these beach towns, cities and rural areas.

While the odds of being killed in a car accident in the state are quite low, the odds of sustaining injuries in a car accident are much higher. In most car crash cases, negligent drivers are held responsible, and in some cases, weather conditions and bad road conditions play a significant role as well.

The statute of limitations in New Jersey, or the time period in which a car accident victim must file an injury lawsuit, is two years from the date of the car accident. There are also cases when the limitations begin to run at the time the injuries are finally discovered and not when the accident occurs. When the state or any of its municipalities is potentially at fault, the complainant has a shorter time period to notify the municipality or state.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, it’s important to seek the legal representation of an experienced New Jersey Car Accident Attorney. Personal injury lawyer Scott Grossman has successfully represented many car accident victims in central and northern New Jersey for over 10 years. Contact the Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 625-9494.

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