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Haworth – Crash Leave Teen with Serious Injuries

A teenager was left fighting for his life after a crash in Haworth last Thursday, October 17.

Haworth Detective Sgt. Justin Fox identified the victim as a 17 year-old teenage from Oradell. Investigation around the accident discovered that the victim was driving his 2002 Toyota 4Runner at around 9:40 p.m. in Lake Shore Drive near Suez water treatment plant. The victim then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree in front of the Suez water treatment plant.

Police authorities at the scene said the crash was so severe that the victim was pinned inside of his vehicle. Emergency responders had to carefully extricate the teenager from his wrecked vehicle. The victim was then taken to Hackensack University Medical Center where it was determined that he had life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation and the cause of the accident is still unknown. There were no other passengers in the vehicle, thankfully.

First and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the teenager who suffered serious injuries from this accident. We hope he recovers well from this incident. At age 16, teens may apply for a special learner’s permit in the state of New Jersey. Teens and their parent or guardian need to visit the local Motor Vehicle Commission office and bring required identification documents and proof of enrollment in a driver training course. Teens age 17 may apply for an examination permit without proof of enrollment in a driver training course. Teens must pass the written driver’s knowledge test and a vision test to receive a special learner’s permit or examination permit. We urge parents of teenage drivers to enroll them in a driver training course to help them have the knowledge to deal with situations that may lead to a road accident.

If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.

Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.

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