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Family questions cause of fatal New Jersey car accident

Those who have recently experienced the death of family members -- understandably -- want answers, especially if that loss appears to have been the result of a preventable accident. Unfortunately, one family is left with many unanswered questions. Three family members were killed and one injured in a recent fatal car accident in New Jersey.

The accident happened on a Sunday afternoon on a day in July. According to reports, a 19-year-old woman was driving a vehicle that was struck by a tanker truck in an intersection. The car and the truck reportedly skidded off the road. The truck's cab pinned the car to the ground, trapping the car's occupants.

Three people were killed in the incident -- the driver of the vehicle and her parents. The driver's 11-year-old brother was also in the vehicle and suffered "various injuries." The driver of the truck received treatment for a sore head and neck. Other family members suspect that the victims were returning home after having lunch together.

Unfortunately, the cause of the New Jersey car accident remains under investigation, leaving surviving family members with many questions regarding how and why it occurred. While law enforcement officers work to determine what happened, the deceased victims' family members are left planning their funerals. If it is determined that the loss was the result of negligence on the part of the other driver, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be an option. An attorney with experience with such cases can help the family determine whether such action is the most appropriate path for their individual circumstances.

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