A car accident recently occurred in New Jersey which resulted in a man's death.
The accident happened in Lacey Township, New Jersey last Saturday. That afternoon, a van pulled over on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway and some people got out of the van in order to provide assistance to a disabled vehicle.
Reportedly, a 26-year-old man from Connecticut who was driving a car along the Garden State Parkway then lost control of his car and his car hit the disabled vehicle and one of the individuals from the van who was providing assistance to the disabled vehicle. Reportedly, it was icy at the time of this accident. The 26-year-old man has been accused of having been under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.
The individual the 26-year-old man hit was a 34-year-old man from North Plainfield, New Jersey. The 34-year-old man died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident.
Charges have been brought against the 26-year-old man in relation to the crash.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause a great deal of harm. As this tragic crash illustrates, such accidents can sometimes even have deadly results.
Thus, it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to drive in a safe and responsible manner when out on the roads. This includes exercising proper care when driving in icy conditions or other poor road conditions. It also includes not engaging in impaired driving or other dangerous conduct when behind the wheel.
No individual should have to suffer injuries or lose his or her life because a motorist acted improperly when out on the roads.
Source: nj.com, "North Plainfield Good Samaritan killed in Parkway crash in Lacey Township," March 17, 2013
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