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Distracted Driver Pleads Guilty to Route 23 Head-On Collision

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

March 18, 2011 - Franklin, NJ - According to a report from NJ.com, a distracted driver pled guilty on March 14 for a Route 23 head-on collision that happened on November 3, 2009. 

Ana Philback, 30, of Hamburg, was typing in a location on her car's navigation system when she crashed into another car along Route 23 in Franklin. Philback also admitted to drinking a glass of wine prior to the crash.

Nancy Lagattuta, 53, of Sussex Borough, was seriously injured in the head-on collision. She suffered broken ribs and a broken leg.

Philback suffered only minor injuries in the head-on crash and pled guilty to 4th degree assault by car and reckless driving. She is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6 and also faces the possibility of deportation, since she was an illegal immigrant at the time of the crash.

When someone else's negligence leads to a serious car accident and you suffer injuries, you may be able to receive compensation for the damages suffered. You should immediately consult with a New Jersey personal injury attorney in order to know what legal options are available to you and if you have a valid New Jersey personal injury claim.

As a service to the residents of Philadelphia, New Jersey and the surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers. 

If you have been named in this blog or you are the victim's family member or friend and would like the blog removed from our website, please feel free to contact us and we will promptly accommodate your request.

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