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Man released on parole kills woman in car accident

New Jersey State Police charged a 41-year-old man with several traffic offenses that led to a woman's death on Jan. 27. The fatal car accident happened along Route 206 in Shamong shortly after 11:30 p.m. While traveling in a Ford pickup truck, the accused driver collided with a Saturn. His criminal charges for the car accident included unsafe lane changing and causing injury while driving without a license.

Following the collision, a 23-year-old female passenger in the Saturn became trapped in the vehicle. She was extricated from the car, and medical personnel transported her to Cooper Medical Center in Camden, where she later died. The 27-year-old driver of the Saturn was treated at Virtua Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

According to reports, the driver at fault in the accident had outstanding warrants for other traffic violations. He was also on parole at the time of the accident for various criminal convictions including burglary and eluding while driving. After the latest incident, he was treated for minor injuries at the same hospital in Mount Holly and then transferred to Burlington County Jail. He was held at the jail on $20,000 bail.

A person who has been injured in an accident involving a negligent driver may be entitled to seek some financial compensation. An attorney may be able to help an accident victim to gather things like police reports, toxicology test results and eyewitness testimony. This evidence may be necessary to establish the liability of the driver at fault and help the victim to secure an appropriate award for damages.

Source: Nj.com, "Parolee charged in South Jersey crash that killed Florida woman," Craig McCarthy, Jan. 28, 2015

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