Most New Jersey residents likely give little or no thought to what could happen when they make the decision to go out to run errands or travel to and fro to work. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents often occur with no warning and little time to react. One such crash recently claimed yet another victim.
The crash happened along a local New Jersey route on a weekday evening. Police reported that two vehicles were involved in the fatal wreck and that a 61-year-old man was the only fatality. According to the report, the man was operating his car in the north hand lane when a 35-year-old woman driving a car traveling in the opposite direction inexplicably swerved into the wrong lane.
The second vehicle hit the man's car, resulting in a frontal collision. New Jersey police arrived on the scene to find the second car sitting in the center of the roadway, and the first vehicle was found along the edge of the road. Emergency crews reported that the man died on impact. Authorities had not completed their investigation at the time the report was published.
While the woman has not been cited as of yet for this fatal wreck, she could face criminal charges once the investigators have completed their work. In the meantime, the family of the victim are likely devastated by the loss of their loved one. In addition to the physical pain, they may also be struggling to cope with monetary damages that frequently accompany motor vehicle accidents. They may elect to consult a personal injury attorney in order to determine the feasibility of filing a wrongful death civil suit as a way of recouping some of their financial losses.
Source: njherald.com, "Newton man dies in Frelinghuysen crash", Daniel Danzis, Dec. 22, 2016