A woman from Montclair New Jersey broke both of her legs after she was forced to swerve into oncoming traffic in order to avoid another car on a Roxbury road.
According to police, the 32-year-old woman was driving her 2009 Nissan Murano on Route 206 in Roxbury, NJ.
The woman was traveling in the southbound lane on the highway when she spotted a vehicle which had come to a complete stop just in front of her. The woman had no choice but to swerve into the northbound lane on Route 206; it was the only way for her to avoid colliding with the stopped vehicle.
Unfortunately, the woman was unable to avoid crashing into a 2014 Kia Sorrento in the southbound lane of the highway. The other car was reportedly driven by a 53-year-old man from Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
The woman was seriously injured as a result of the collision. According to authorities, she broke both of her legs in the crash. The good news is that the other driver did not suffer any injuries.
Not long after the accident, Roxbury police and emergency responders showed up at the scene to offer assistance.
Emergency responders transported the woman by ambulance to Morristown Medical Center, where she received treatment for her injuries.
Police needed to close the northbound lane of Route 206 for roughly one hour following the accident.
At this time, police have not filed any charges stemming from the accident. However, it still remains possible that citations could be issued for traffic offenses like reckless driving or careless driving.
For further information about this incident, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Broke Both Legs in Route 206 Crash in Roxbury.”