On Monday afternoon, a fiery vehicle crash occurred in Hopewell Township, New Jersey that fatally injured two victims. Around 1 pm, the fatal motor vehicle crash took place when a dump truck and car collided on Route 29 and both vehicles ignited. A 58-year-old firefighter from Lambertville, New Jersey, who was driving the car and his passenger succumbed to their fatal injuries at the scene of the fiery vehicle crash. The 59-year-old driver of the dump truck who was from Edgewater Park, New Jersey left the accident without personal injuries.
Although drivers may be aware that they could engage in a car accident while on the road, they may dismiss the possibility of a fire igniting during a crash. Nearly 60 percent of fatal vehicle fires originated from a collision, which is a sobering and scary statistic. Car crashes of any kind may result in a range of injuries for vehicle occupants as well as potential fatalities.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a car accident, contact our New Jersey car accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100. Contact us online or visit our offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.