An accident last Sunday afternoon happened at exit 20 on I-295 in West Deptford, N.J. that injured four victims.

One woman, a child and two others were immediately delivered by an ambulance to the Medical Center of Cooper.

Due to the incident, the southbound left lane was closed for traffic but it was opened at 6:00 o’clock in the evening after the roadway was clear.

According to the police, the driver of a Nissan and another vehicle carrying 3 passengers collided. The impact caused the vehicles to end up and to stop at the left lane of I-295. The southbound far left lane of I-295 was jammed which took time for the crews to clear the scene.

After the crash on I- 295 last Sunday, four victims were transported to local hospitals sustaining minor injuries.

New Jersey State Police identified the two vehicles as a Chevrolet and Nissan which collided at around 4:30 o’clock in the afternoon along Interstate 295 in the southern exit of New Jersey.

As the male operator of the Nissan was getting out of his car, he collapsed and was transported to the Cooper University Hospital in Camden. He was listed in critical condition but was later pronounced in stable condition.

The other three people inside the Chevrolet were brought to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Considered a serious epidemic in the United States, car accidents involved death and injury of millions.  According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is also the reason for the death of teen Americans, as well as needless injury, death and devastation every year.

Three common causes are: drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving.

DUI is one of the most perilous behaviors on today’s road. Records showed that in just one year, more than 1.41 million drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Accidents caused by drunk driving could be entirely prevented. If you are drunk, don’t drive. Arrange for a sober driver or a taxi ride to bring you home during this occasion.

Most drivers love speed they love to reach their destination at the earliest time. According to the U.S. DoT, speeding is one of deadliest factors but the most to prevent. It is no great deal, just slow down and give yourself adequate time to reach the end line. Is the additional10-minutes saved in speeding a good reason to lose your life or put another person in danger?

Today, distracted driving is the number one culprit in most car accidents in America. Operators are often distracted behind the wheel as they multi-tasked by driving and doing something. Road accidents are caused by eating, grooming reading, texting and talking on the phone while driving. Drivers using hand-held device are 4 times more prone to car accident than drivers that pay attention to the road ahead.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in a accident, contact an experienced accident attorney now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: NBC Philadelphia Com

Source: NJ Com