4 Killed, 11 Hurt In Easter N.J. Highway Crashes
New Jersey had one of its deadliest weekends in a while, with four crashes on major highways just on Easter alone.
Submitted by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
New Jersey had one of its deadliest weekends in a while, with four dying in four crashes on major highways just on Easter alone. At least 11 people were also hurt.
None of the accidents were connected to each other, but law enforcement did report that traffic was heavy for the weekend as thousands took to the roads to visit relatives and took advantage of the warmer weather.
The warm temperatures also sent many to the beach. Indeed, Point Pleasant’s boardwalk was packed as temperatures neared the 90-degree mark and traffic was heavy at times on the Garden State Parkway.
And it was on the Garden State Parkway where a two-vehicle accident sent seven people to the hospital on Sunday. Two other Easter crashes involved wrong-way drivers, authorities say. Investigations into all of the crashes are continuing.
Here are those accidents that happened on Easter:
- A head-on, wrong-way crash killed two people on Route 35 on Easter Sunday, according to authorities. The two victims have been identified. Three passengers were injured in the crash on Route 9 in South Amboy early Sunday, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Read more here, and see video…
- A car flipped and seven were hospitalized in a N.J. highway crash on Easter Sunday, police said. The two-vehicle crash happened on the Garden State Parkway around 3:30 p.m. when a 2016 white Toyota Corolla and a 2016 black Nissan were traveling southbound on the Garden State Parkway in the Woodbridge area, police said. Read more here…
- A violent fatal crash took place on a N.J. highway Sunday that may have involved a car driving the wrong way, reports say. The multi-vehicle crash happened in the northbound local lanes of Route 1&9 near the Renaissance Hotel in Elizabeth, and four people were rushed to University Hospital in Newark, according to RLS Media. Read more here, and see video…
- An elderly Burlington County man died Sunday afternoon when his car struck another car as he was heading onto Double Trouble Road after leaving the Garden State Parkway, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said. Read more here…
Also, a Maryland man was in critical condition after he was ejected from a van following a collision Saturday between the van and a pickup truck in Whiting, Manchester police said Sunday.
Originally published here by Patch.com