Sparta, NJ – Maria Oliveira & Two Passengers Struck By Drunk Driver
Sparta, NJ (May 29, 2020) – A man from Sparta is currently facing charges for driving while intoxicated after drifting into oncoming traffic and injuring a woman from Vernon Township, New Jersey on Tuesday, May 26th. Authorities were called to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail at around 7 p.m. The driver, David Bauer, 59, collided with a black Mazda CX driven by Maria Oliveira.
Two passengers in the Mazda, a 76-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl, were reportedly injured in the crash. Authorities found that Bauer had been drinking before the accident. He was charged with careless deriving, driving with an expired driver’s license, windshield obstruction, failure to keep right, and DWI.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
New Jersey DUI Collisions
An estimated one in three people will be involved in a drunk-driving crash sometime during their life. An average of 28 people are killed daily in DUI crashes across the country. In 2010, 10,228 people lost their lives in crashes involving drunk drivers.
Car accidents are the leading contributor to death and serious injuries in the United States, with more people dying each year. Even in non-fatal crashes, the resulting injuries can be life-changing, causing victims to be saddled with expensive medical bills while being unable to return to work to cover the costs. Making sure you get the compensation that you need to make a full recovery after a serious New Jersey car accident is critical.
If injured victims think a reckless driver is responsible for their injuries, they should consult with a New Jersey auto accident lawyer immediately. Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC has helped countless victims obtain fair settlements after being injured in a car accident. Contact our law offices today at (201) 997- 0030 to see how we can help.
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