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New Jersey accident injures 3 during routine traffic stop

When you're involved in a car accident, you don't want to have to worry about how you'll pay for your medical care or dealing with financial losses due to missing work or being hospitalized. Fortunately, if you're not at fault, you should be receiving compensation from the person responsible for the crash. In this case, a car accident in New Jersey left two people seriously hurt and a state trooper injured following a three-car accident.

The March 16 report claims that the accident took place around 8:30 a.m. At the time, a trooper stopped a person for a routine traffic stop. At this point, most vehicles on the road would take steps to slow down or to move away from the traffic stop, but it didn't happen that way on this particular day. According to the police sergeant, a car that was traveling on the road struck the trooper's cruiser.

When the cruiser was hit, that forced it into the stopped car. The cruiser was hit hard enough to make it catch fire. The two other cars involved in the accident also caught on fire due to the extent of the damage.

Shortly after the accident, the trooper had to be taken to the hospital for injuries that were reported to be minor. The two other victims in the accident were seriously injured and had to be flown by helicopter to a hospital for treatment. Their conditions and injuries weren't discussed.

Accidents like this one can usually be avoided by obeying traffic laws. It's not clear why the vehicle hit the stopped cruiser. In situations like these, though, the person who caused the accident may be held liable for any damages or injuries.

Source: The Republic, "New Jersey state trooper, 2 other people hurt in 3-vehicle accident on Garden State Parkway" No author given, Mar. 16, 2014

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