Our readers in New Jersey may have seen recent reports that two accidents occurred in quick succession on Route 80 recently, leading to injuries for three people. According to reports, the first accident was the most serious of the two and caused a traffic backup in which, subsequently, another collision occurred.

The reports indicate that the first car accident occurred in the very early morning hours on January 14. It appears that a pickup truck hit the concrete barrier divider in the center of the roadway and, after that, the truck was then hit by another vehicle, an SUV. According to the reports, the driver of the pickup truck suffered the worst of the injuries, leading to hospitalization. The driver and passenger in the SUV were also reportedly injured and then hospitalized in the immediate aftermath of the collision as well, but were reportedly released soon thereafter.

As the traffic backup began to affect the morning rush hour on January 14, the second collision occurred. The second accident reportedly involved three vehicles but, fortunately, no one was injured.

Car accidents are incredibly common in New Jersey and throughout the country, and the causes of these accidents can vary widely. In some cases, distracted driving is the problem, while in others drunk driving or even drowsy driving might be the cause. Anyone in New Jersey who has been injured in a car accident that was caused due to another party’s negligence may have a valid claim to pursue in a personal injury lawsuit to seek financial compensation.