A 12-year-old boy was killed in a New Jersey car accident, which, officials report, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Asbury Park Press, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on South Clover Street near Lake Shenandoah County Park in Lakewood. Officials say the vehicle involved in this New Jersey fatal auto accident was a dark-colored minivan or a large, dark vehicle that likely has front-end damage and a broken windshield. Anyone with information regarding the driver or the vehicle has been asked to contact the authorities right away.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, “The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene until he … provides his name, address, driver’s license and registration.”
The family of a deceased hit-and-run accident victim would be well advised to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation to ensure that the at-fault driver is held accountable for the crash. In cases involving a hit-and-run driver who is not found by the authorities, compensation may still be available for the victim’s family through their own insurance policy.
The knowledgeable hit-and-run attorneys in NJ at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of successfully handling hit-and-run cases in New Jersey. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, please call our offices at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.