Atlantic County Crash Leads to Fatality

An Atlantic County crash in Hamilton Township led to the death of one driver on Saturday, February 17 around 6 PM.

The car accident occurred on Route 50, just south of Old Egg Harbor Road. The accident took the life of a Galloway Township resident.

The head-on collision also injured another driver. A 29-year-old resident of Buena Vista was driving a pickup truck southbound on Route 50 when the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a pickup truck driving northbound.

The driver of the northbound pickup truck, 62-year-old Thomas Neyers, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the striking vehicle was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for undisclosed injuries.

The crash is under investigation by local authorities.

The Dangers of Head-On Crashes

As previously mentioned, the Atlantic County crash was a head-on collision. These are some of the most dangerous types of car accidents. You can be a very good defensive driver, but anticipating a head-on collision be nearly impossible.

Head-on accidents are almost always deadly. The reaction time in such a crash is almost zero, preventing you from making an evasive maneuver to protect yourself and your passengers. Even if you are able to adjust your vehicle’s positioning, a collision is still likely to occur, it just might be less impactful.

According to data from the Insurance Information Institute, head-on crashes accounted for more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2020. There were 3,631 deaths nationwide in 2020 due to head-on collisions. Talk to a car accident attorney today about your case.

Call an Atlantic County Car Accident Attorney Today

Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident? Did a loved one die as a result of a crash? Call the office of Kwartler Manus today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlantic County car accident attorney.

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