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New Jersey driver faces charges of driving while intoxicated

Being involved in any motor vehicle accident can have catastrophic consequences. Typically, many of the reasons that drivers get into car accidents are due to entirely preventable behavior. However, it is human nature to make mistakes. Unfortunately, a New Jersey man stands accused of driving while intoxicated after a tragic accident.

According to reports, a recent car accident left one woman dead following a collision. As a result of the accident, one of the drivers was ejected from her vehicle. The ejected driver was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The accident is still reportedly under investigation, but at the time of the report, it is unknown which driver was driving in the wrong way or if the victim had on a seatbelt when the head-on collision occurred.

Police reportedly removed the driver of the second vehicle, which was reportedly on fire. The driver of the burning vehicle was also taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for unspecified injuries. According to the report, it is expected that the driver will face charges for driving while intoxicated, in addition to unspecified traffic violations upon his release from the hospital.

Most accidents could likely have been prevented had one or more of the parties involved exercised a greater degree of care. However, every New Jersey driver who is accused of criminal offenses, such as driving while intoxicated, has the right to defend themselves in court. Regardless of the circumstances of the accident, anyone who is facing formal charges, like the driver in this story, is entitled to professional assistance to ensure their legal rights are honored while working to protect the personal interests of the accused individual.

Source: nj.com, "Clifton woman killed in head-on crash with drunken driver, Passaic cops say", Kathryn Brenzel, May 7, 2014

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