Galloway Head-On Collision Sends Two to Hospital

Two men were sent to the hospital after a head-on collision in Galloway.

Details about the Head-On Collision

Multiple sources are reporting that two men have been sent to the hospital after they were rescued from their cars after an accident that happened on Route 9 and Great Creek Road early on Friday morning, according to the Galloway Township Police.

At around 2:30 a.m., 71-year-old Cornelius C. Coyle, of Galloway, was heading south on Route 9 in a Hyundai Elantra, when a Kia Soul, which was being driven by Robert Parker III, of West Creek, NJ, went over the center line and hit Coyle’s vehicle head on.

Parker’s vehicle overturned in the accident. Both of the drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Fire departments in Oceanville and Bayview rescued the two drivers from their vehicles and they were both airlifted to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division to be treated for their injuries.

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are tens of thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States:

  • In 2014 alone, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents on roadways in the United States.
  • There were a total of 6.1 million accidents in the United States in 2014 that were reported to the police.
  • An additional 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents that happened in 2014.
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