GMC Envoy Crash Leaves One in Critical Condition

Police believe that a GMC Envoy crashed through a guardrail, crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic and entered the local lanes of Interstate 78 Monday afternoon before slamming head-on into a Honda Accord. The 37-year-old Plainfield man driving the Accord suffered critical injuries in the I-78  Paterson car accident. The force of the impact crumpled the front end of the SUV and forced the sedan off the pavement onto a nearby grassy berm.
Emergency responders pulled the driver from the mangled sedan, while crews shut down the Interstate to allow a helicopter to land. The critically injured car accident victim was flown from the scene of the wreck to University Hospital.
A hospital spokesman reportedly says that the Plainfield man remained in critical condition eight hours after the accident, according to a story in the Star-Ledger. Authorities kept the local lanes closed throughout the Monday afternoon rush hour to investigate the scene and gather evidence.
New Jersey State Police say that the accident was reported just before 3:00 Monday afternoon near Springfield. Police say that a 27-year-old woman was westbound in the SUV when the vehicle plowed through the guardrail, crossed over to dividing medians and the lanes of traffic before the horrific accident in the local lanes on eastbound I-78.
The woman driving the SUV suffered less serious injuries than the driver of the Honda. Authorities say that the unidentified woman was treated and released Monday from the hospital and is working with a personal injury lawyer specialized in Louisiana car accident laws.

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