Two drivers were killed in a head-on car accident in Salem County recently. According to Today’s Sunbeam, the fatal car crash occurred on Route 45 south of Lincoln Road in Pilesgrove Township. Both drivers were killed when an Acura Integra and an older Chevrolet pickup truck collided head-on. There were no passengers in either vehicle. It is not clear at this time which vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic or what may have caused this tragic collision.
It is often challenging to determine the cause of a head-on collision. In any similar car accident, there are a number of questions that must be asked. Was one of the motorists violating New Jersey Statute 39:4-86 by crossing into oncoming traffic to pass another vehicle? Did a dangerous roadway condition force one of the drivers out of their lane of traffic? Did a motorist lose control because of a defective auto part? Did fatigued, distracted, or drunk driving play a factor in the crash? Drivers whose negligence results in a head-on collision may be held liable for the damages suffered in the crash.
The family of a deceased New Jersey car accident victim would be well-advised to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer to better understand their legal rights and options. In some cases, compensation may be available by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Families may pursue compensation for losses such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost future income.
The experienced car crash lawyers in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of successfully helping injured victims and their families receive the compensation they rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that involved a negligent driver, call our law offices at 609-240-0040 today.