At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Thursday, New Jersey State Police responded to a report of a car accident on Yorktown Road. The crash occurred at the 800 block of the road.
According to a spokesman for the police, the road was wet at the time. That condition affected a black Honda Civic hatchback that was traveling northbound. As it passed other vehicles, the driver lost control.
When that happened, the car slid on the road. It went sharply to the left and hit a utility pole. Two passengers, a 16-year-old female from Alloway Township and an 18-year-old male from Woodstown were both ejected from the vehicle.
The repercussions of the car spinning out of control didn’t end there. The car continued to move and hit a house. That resulted in the driver, a 17-year-old male, also being ejected from the vehicle.
Both young men, the driver and one of the passengers, were pronounced dead at the site of the crash. The female passenger was seriously injured, but survived. She was taken to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, for medical attention.
The accident investigation commenced expediently. It necessitated the immediate closure of that area of Yorktown Road. The road was still closed for traffic that afternoon.
Published reports affirm that multiple emergency responders went to the scene to help. These included Reliance Fire Co. which was in service at the site of the crash for almost 90 minutes. Also included was the American Legion Ambulance Association, which was in service for an hour and 40 minutes. Life Support 5 assisted.
Accidents like this are always tragic. Anyone who finds themselves in a car accident on New Jersey roads and is injured, and the families of those who are killed, can explore their legal options with an attorney.
Source: NJ.com, “Pilesgrove Township accident leaves 2 dead and 1 injured, police say” Don E. Woods, Nov. 06, 2014