As the warmer months approach, so does peak tourist season in New Jersey. This means already crowded roadways can quickly become congested with an influx of tourist traffic. It is not uncommon for multi-vehicle, chain reaction crashes to occur along crowded freeways and interstate highways across the state. A recent car accident involving multiple vehicles occurred on a parkway in Holmdel and left eight people injured.
The collision occurred during the afternoon hours on the Garden State Parkway. According to reports, the accident seemed to be a chain reaction type crash and involved six total vehicles. One of the vehicles in the crash was reportedly a New Jersey State Police car.
The crash blocked all northbound lanes of the Parkway. Video from the crash site showed several crashed vehicles along the shoulder and outer lanes of the road. EMS quickly arrived on the scene and assisted several injured people, reports say. Authorities say eight people in all were injured and transported to local medical centers for treatment.
As traffic increases on roadways across the state of New Jersey, getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle comes with increased risk. Any car accident can be a strenuous experience, but when an accident results in injuries or death, the experience can be devastating. Those in New Jersey who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence in a crash can take legal action and file a lawsuit. A successfully navigated case can provide financial relief to help with medical expenses, end-of-life costs and other associated damages.
Source: Holmdel, NJ Patch, “8 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Parkway Crash In Holmdel“, Tom Davis, April 13, 2018