Recently, a 51-year-old woman was killed in a car crash after her vehicle veered off the roadway on the Garden State Parkway in Wall, NJ, according to a news report in The Star-Ledger. When the woman’s vehicle veered off the roadway, it struck a tree and a part of the tree went through the passenger window and fatally injured the woman. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. An investigation is underway to determine what caused the driver to lose control of her vehicle.
There are a number of potential causes for single-vehicle car crashes in New Jersey. While driver negligence is one common cause, there are usually several other issues that must be examined in these cases. Did a second driver force the vehicle off the roadway before leaving the scene of the crash? Did a hazardous roadway play a part in the crash? Did a defective part such as a defective tire make the vehicle veer off the road? The accident site and the vehicle should be inspected before the authorities determine the cause of the crash.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey single-vehicle car accident would be well-advised to preserve the damaged vehicle for a thorough inspection by an expert who will examine it for defects, malfunctions, and other accident-related evidence. It may also be in their best interest to contact a skilled attorney to ensure that their rights are protected.
The reputable Princeton wrongful death car accident lawyers offer free consultations at 609-240-0040 to anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal car crash in New Jersey. Call us today to learn more about your legal rights and to find out how we can help you hold a negligent motorist accountable for their actions.