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18-Year-Old Woman Charged in Route 23 Crash

October 4, 2017

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Officials are reporting that an 18-year-old woman who was involved in a wrong-way crash on Route 23 is facing charges. The wrong-way crash reportedly occurred on Memorial Day at around 3:00 a.m. near the Newark Pompton Turnpike intersection. According to police, the driver was an 18-year-old Edison woman who was reportedly driving intoxicated.

Officials say the woman received multiple charges due to the crash. Among these charges are reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, driving the wrong way on a highway, violation of driving curfew on a permit, and underage intoxication while driving. The victim in the accident was taken to a nearby medical center for injury treatment.

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 28 people are killed daily in the United States as a result of an accident involving an intoxicated driver. By the numbers, this is about one death every 53 minutes. This does not take into account the thousands who are severely injured every year.  

While there are often many options that would allow a person to avoid driving while intoxicated, these options are not always taken. Accidents involving an intoxicated driver could be physically and financially devastating. The injuries sustained in an accident could be expensive to treat and even cause lost time and wages at work. Even missing a few days could make an already difficult financial situation worse.  Nobody should have to suffer the consequences of another person’s reckless or intoxicated driving. In many cases, the person who caused the accident could be liable for damages and medical costs.

If you or a loved one has been injured, or if a loved one has been lost to an accident, contact an experienced lawyer to discuss your options. Contact the law offices of Hoyt & Hoyt, P.C. today to schedule your case consultation at (973) 828-8187 or online.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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