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PATERSON, NJ – Three New Jersey state troopers are being hailed as heroes after their quick actions at an accident scene on Route 80 last week.

According to Daily Voice, three women were injured when their Honda sedan collided with the back of a tractor-trailer just before 3 a.m. last Friday. Troopers George Ward, Edgar Rodriguez, and Gary Rokoszak out of Totowa arrived on the scene even before firefighters and EMS were able to respond.

The front-seat passenger had been able to exit the car, but the driver and the backseat passenger were both trapped in the vehicle, severely injured. The driver was conscious despite her injuries. The other trapped occupant was struggling to breathe.

When firefighters arrived, the troopers had already assessed the scene and were able to help stabilize the victims as soon as the firefighters cut off the vehicle’s doors.

EMS then transported the three women to an area hospital. Each is expected to make a full recovery thanks to the efforts of the troopers, firefighters, and EMS workers.

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) 860-3765 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 If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.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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