RUTHERFORD, NJ- An individual had to be rescued by a passerby after she was injured in a crash and car fire on Route 17 early Sunday, according to Daily Voice.
Just after midnight on Sunday, a 42-year-old driver from Paterson failed to complete the turn from Route 17 onto Route 3, causing them to run over the grass median, all three lanes of traffic, and into a concrete barrier on the other side. Her 2015 Jeep Cherokee caught fire, and a passerby had to pull her out of the wreckage.
Officials arrived to the scene shortly after. The Rutherford First Aid Ambulance Corps took the driver to Hackensack University Medical Center with facial trauma and other minor injuries. Firefighters and tow companies cleared the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. We will be monitoring for details.
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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 If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
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