A 71-year-old woman was killed in a recent New Jersey car accident involving a collision between a car and a UPS truck. According to a news report in The Times of Trenton, the fatal car crash occurred at Route 33 and Woodside Avenue in East Windsor. Officials say the victim’s vehicle collided with the side of the UPS truck as it passed through the intersection. She was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead hours later. It is unclear how this accident occurred or if anyone will be cited for the collision.
Intersections are where many of the most devastating injury accidents occur. Whenever two vehicles collide at an intersection, there are a number of questions that must be asked. Did one of the drivers fail to obey a stop sign or traffic light? Did one of the motorists simply fail to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle that was already in the intersection? Was either driver speeding or driving distracted? If it can be determined that one of the drivers was negligent in some way, then, he or she can be held liable for the victim’s losses.
The family of a deceased New Jersey intersection accident victim may have it in their best interests to speak with an experienced lawyer who can help determine liability for the crash. By filing a wrongful death claim, the family of the deceased accident victim may be able to seek compensation to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and other related damages.
The experienced NJ car accident wrongful death lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have years of experience helping families pursue compensation following a tragic accident. We offer free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone that has lost a loved one in a fatal crash. Please call us to find out how we can help you.