A 65-year-old man was killed in a West Milford car accident on a dangerous section of roadway known as “Dead Man’s Curve.” According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal car accident occurred on Clinton Road in West Milford. The man’s 2004 Nissan Sentra crashed into a concrete divider on a steep turn on the road. He was ejected from his vehicle and trapped underneath it. He died at the scene of the crash. Authorities have stated that they are debating whether this dangerous section of roadway needs to be better designed or altered to prevent such accidents.
A number of New Jersey car accidents occur due to dangerous or defective roadways. Roadways can be dangerous because they are not properly designed or because they have visibility issues such as obstructions. In car accident cases where a dangerous roadway is believed to be a contributing factor, the governmental agency in charge of maintaining that roadway could be held liable for the injuries or damages caused. An experienced attorney will review the history of the roadway or intersection where the collision took place to determine if the location has a history of serious car accidents.
The experienced Princeton personal injury lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein have an excellent track record of holding negligent public entities responsible. Please remember that there are strict statutes of limitations in dangerous roadway cases that involve governmental agencies. If you have been injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a dangerous or defective roadway, please contact our law offices at 609-240-0040 to discuss your legal rights and options.