OLD BRIDGE – According to Centraljersey.com, a couple from Manalapan died in a car accident that took place in Old Bridge. The police are carrying out the investigation into the crash, in which three vehicles were involved.
The incident took place in the northbound lanes of Route 9 at about 5:50 in the morning. A 34-year-old man driving a 2003 Honda Pilot struck the back of a 2013 Toyota Prius. The Prius’ driver was a 37-year-old man who was carrying two passengers in the back of his vehicle, a 72-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman.
The couple in the back of the Prius died at the scene of the crash.
A 2004 Nissan Altima was also involved in the crash.
The driver of the Altima and the driver of the Prius were both taken to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment of injuries that are not considered as threatening.
Rear end accidents are common and are almost always completely avoidable. Drivers who fail to pay attention are the most likely cause of these crashes. While many rear-end accidents are minor and take place because someone starts to move their vehicle forward too soon, or slows down too late at a light and strikes another vehicle at a fairly low speed, there are plenty of severe rear-end crashes every as well. About 17,000 people die in rear-end collisions each year.
These accidents can be avoided by paying attention, driving within the speed limit, and giving the vehicles around you enough space so that even if someone stops short in an emergency, a collision will not take place.
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