A driver lost control of his vehicle while traveling through Trenton this weekend, subsequently colliding with a tree before crashing through the side of a home where two residents were relaxing on Sunday morning.

According to Trenton Fire Battalion Chief Robert Tharp, a male driver was traveling in the vicinity of Route 1 and Strawberry Street when he lost control of his vehicle, hit a telephone pole, catapulted over the curb, collided with a tree, and ultimately, drove through the side of a residence located on the 1300 block of Indiana Avenue. Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10th, where they found two of the home’s residents and the male driver.

The residents were reportedly uninjured, while the driver refused medical care. It remains to be seen whether or not the homeowners will pursue a claim against the driver for damages. Notably, their homeowners insurance policy may provide them with the compensation necessary to pay for the repairs to their home, but the emotional trauma of the aforementioned events may provide them with grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. The residents noted that they were “shaken up” after the incident, and this type of emotional distress cannot be undervalued.

When facing a situation of this kind, it is always best to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and outline all of your available options. The attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson are always pleased to provide free consultations. Simply contact us at (609) 528-2596 or (215) 337-4915 to discuss your case in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

For additional information pertaining to this incident, access the following article: Residents ‘shaken up’ after car crashes into Trenton home Sunday morning