NJ.com reports that disaster struck the Corso family yesterday afternoon when their car was struck head on. Five family members were hurt. Two have died. They were returning from an Easter egg hunt.
According to the NJ news site, the collision occurred on Route 523 near the intersection of Barley Sheaf Road in Readington Township.
Authorities say Frank Cabezas was traveling southbound on the 523 when he struck the Corso’s car. Killed were Frank Corso, 79, and Audrey Corso, 75, both Flemington residents. The other family members in the car were also injured. Gregory Corso, 43, was harmed, along with his sister, Marissa Corso, who is 10. His son, Matthew Corso, who is 5, was hurt as well.
The circumstances of the crash have led police to charge Cabezas with multiple counts. Chief among them are reckless driving and driving under the influence, as well as two counts of second degree death by auto, and three counts of fourth degree assault by auto. He is currently being held on $250,000 bail in the Somerset County Jail. He was not injured in the crash. Cabezas is 25 and a resident of Whitehouse Station.
We will have more information as it becomes available.
All of us at the Grossman Law Firm wish to convey our most heartfelt commiserations to those hurt by this catastrophic accident. As injury attorneys we know the traumatic effects of such an accident can impact friends and family for years. Call us today at (877) 764-2215 if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car crash through the fault of another. We’ll provide a free consultation. The law may offer a remedy in the form of compensation by means of a wrongful death lawsuit.