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Car, Dump Truck Collide in Howell, NJ

A 10-year-old girl was in critical condition following a crash involving a passenger car and a dump truck in Howell, N.J., on Thursday, April 12. According the Asbury Park Press, both vehicles were traveling on Colts Neck Road when the collision occurred, sending four people to the hospital. The 10-year-old girl, who was riding in the passenger car, was listed in critical condition, while the driver of the car and a 6-year-old passenger suffered less severe injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was hospitalized but it wasn’t believed that he was injured.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to Truckline.com, blind spots surrounding large trucks play a role in 35 percent of fatal truck accidents that involve a large truck and a passenger.

(Photo credit: Thomas P. Costello / Asbury Park Press)

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