Ewing Township, NJ (October 14th, 2022) – On the evening of Friday, October 14th, emergency crews responded to a devastating auto accident that injured multiple people, including a small child. The accident that happened on North Olden Ave. involved a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck.
Paramedics from the Capital Health System along with Ewing Township police, fire crews, and EMS personnel were alerted to the collision that happened in front of a Wendy’s restaurant in the 1700 block of N. Olden Ave. just before 9 p.m.
Upon their arrival, emergency crews found at least three adult victims trapped in the wreckage. A small child was also trapped in one of the vehicles.
Based on initial reports, it seems as if the child, who was being described as an infant, was not restrained in an approved car seat when the accident took place.
Aside from the aforementioned emergency personnel, additional support was provided by paramedics from Lawrence and Trenton.
Fire crews from the Ewing Fire Department used hydraulic tools to cut the vehicles apart and rescue the trapped victims. Once they were extricated from the mangled vehicles, all of the victims were rushed to Trenton’s Regional Trauma Center.
While police worked to investigate the scene of the crash, N. Olden Ave. was shut between Parkside Ave. and Prospect St.
At this time, the Ewing Township Police Department continues to investigate the cause of the accident. The identities of the victims have not been made public and no additional details are available.
While any ailment that requires medical treatment will disrupt a victim’s quality of life in some way, a catastrophic injury has the potential to permanently prevent a person from returning to work and restoring his or her previous way of life.
Catastrophic injuries sustained from a car accident have the potential to cause complete upheaval in a person’s life. Any injury that results from the loss of a limb, paraplegia, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, or is a total disability can affect not just the victim but his or her entire family as well.
Those who suffer catastrophic injuries often lead a life of financial hardship, loss of income, and financial insecurity. When the injury has caused disabilities or other lifelong impairments in basic life functions, the injury disrupts the lives who are closest to the victim.
When a car accident happens, many injuries sustained in the accident are quick to heal. Bones that have been fractured or broken can mend, surgical procedures can repair certain damages to internal injuries, and many other health concerns will likely go back to normal when treated. In a catastrophic injury, however, the victim can expect irreversible damage and/or disability.
Depending on the severity of the injury, some catastrophic injuries can be healed with the support of caregivers and/or therapy. By following some form of treatment, the injured person may eventually have some sort of independence in his or her future. In some cases, however, the catastrophic injury can render a victim unable to live independently, without the ability to transport him or herself, much less manage his or her finances.
One of the most catastrophic injuries a person can sustain in a car accident is a traumatic brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that traumatic brain injuries account for nearly 30% of every injury-related death in the nation. Consequently, these are also some of the most devastating forms of personal injury. Traumatic brain injuries are, for the most part, very unique injuries. They will vary drastically from person to person, even when the cause of the injury appears to be similar.
Since traumatic brain injuries are different from person to person, the symptoms each person experiences will also be different. For the most part, however, common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries are constant headaches, fatigue, lethargy, cognitive issues, loss of memory, and behavioral changes.
It is not common, but after a car accident, some injured victims are forced to amputate a limb, which leads to a lifetime of disabilities. These injuries can happen after a traumatic car accident that results in an injury that becomes infected and goes untreated. Infection and shock can both be life-threatening when not treated properly. Depending on the condition, it is sometimes possible to have limbs reattached, however, victims will usually have to depend on a prosthetic limb. Any person who goes through an amputation can experience a loss of mobility, an inability to perform everyday tasks, an inability to return to work and earn a living, residual pain, PTSD, and depression.
Severe burn injuries are another type of catastrophic injury victims can endure as a result of a car accident. Although these injuries are also uncommon, they are certainly devastating when they happen.
Whenever a person is burned in a car accident, the severity of the burn will depend on the source of the injury and the location of the body. For instance, small children are more likely to sustain severe burns since their small body stature makes them more prone in many ways.
Whenever a person has suffered a catastrophic injury as a consequence of a devastating car accident, it is important to understand that monetary damages can be obtained. Catastrophic injuries have a lifelong effect on victims and their families. By obtaining fair compensation that will cover medical expenses, victims and their families can continue to focus on the victim’s recovery and well-being.
The accomplished attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are proud to represent injured victims. In serving all of New Jersey, the law firm has successfully championed on behalf of thousands of car accident victims, including those who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
Every auto accident case is different, therefore, the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. invite you to schedule a free case evaluation with their firm to discuss the specifics of your case. In taking your case, the attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the highest amount of compensation available to you. You can arrange a complimentary case evaluation by completing the confidential form found here.