Three Killed in New Jersey Head-On Collision
Three people were killed and two were seriously injured in a head-on-collision.
Details about the Fatal Accident
At this point in the investigation, the exact cause of the accident that happened on Route 9 in Old Bridge, near Route 516 is unclear. According to police, a sport utility vehicle and a car were involved in an accident which was originally reported at around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident say the SUV crossed over a grassy median and collided with a sedan on the opposite side of the road.
Both the drivers and a 62-year-old male passenger in the vehicle were killed. Two women – ages 32 and 86 – were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
As a result of the accident, police were forced to close a section of the highway for a few hours, which caused major travel delays in the area. By the evening, all lanes were reopened.
A full investigation into the circumstances of the accident is pending.
Important Information about Traffic Accidents in New Jersey
- There were a total of 530 fatal motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey in 2014.
- 563 people were killed on New Jersey roadways in 2014.
- The majority of the fatalities were the drivers of motor vehicles.