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Teenager Dead, Five Injured in Salem County Crash

Severely damaged vehicle after an auto accident with an ambulance in the foreground.

An 18-year-old is dead and two other teenagers were seriously injured as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 in Salem County early Monday.

Details of the Fatal Crash

According to reports, the fatal crash occurred around when a car traveling south on the interstate veered off the road and struck the left guardrail before crossing back onto the highway, where it collided with an SUV.

A third vehicle attempted to avoid the initial collision and struck the right guardrail.

The driver of one of the vehicles, an 18-year-old boy, was killed in the collision. Two other teenage boys, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, were transported to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware with serious injuries.

Three others involved in the crash were treated for moderate injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

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