The simplest decisions can often have life-altering consequences. The choices made by others can also leave one's family changed forever. One example is the impact that motor vehicle accidents can have on the lives of New Jersey families and the heavy toll that injuries can carry -- both physically and monetarily.
This point was recently illustrated when a New Jersey couple were out for a bicycle ride. According to police accounts, the pair were riding their bikes along the shoulder of a roadway. A passenger vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man somehow then collided with both bicyclists. The 57-year-old wife was reportedly thrown back onto the windshield of the car. Both victims were flown to a nearby medical facility.
The woman was critically injured in the collision. The 62-year-old husband was less seriously hurt. New Jersey authorities have arrested and charged the driver of the car. He is facing two charges of assault by vehicle and with possession of a dangerous and regulated substance.
The husband and wife injured in this senseless collision may face a long and arduous recovery. Not only are there physical injuries to contend with, but there are likely mounting medical and possibly physical therapy bills along with the costs of lost wages. While the justice system will handle the criminal aspects of this particular crash, New Jersey residents in similar circumstances may also file personal injury lawsuits in order to seek recompense from all parties deemed responsible for the monetary burdens that accompany these often avoidable motor vehicle accidents.
Source: 6abc.com, "Police: 2 bicyclists struck by driver in Franklin Township", Dann Cuellar, Feb. 16, 2017