Two People Killed on New Jersey Turnpike

A 31-year-old male driver and a passenger were killed in a New Jersey car accident after his car struck a vehicle at a construction site. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the fatal car accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 12 in Carteret. Officials say the car veered onto the shoulder and struck the back of a stopped vehicle. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and the passenger was transported to an area hospital where he died. Two other passengers were also injured and two construction workers also sustained minor injuries.

There are many questions that must be asked in situations where a driver loses control of a vehicle and causes a crash. Was the driver speeding or driving distracted? Was alcohol consumption a contributing factor in the collision? Did a dangerous roadway condition or defective auto part force the driver to lose control? Were other vehicles involved?

The family of a deceased car accident victim would be well advised to contact an experienced NJ wrongful death attorney who will work with investigators to determine the cause of the crash. Compensation may be available for damages including medical expenses and funeral costs.

The experienced law team at Lependorf & Silverstein has a long and successful track record of protecting the rights of injured victims and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a loss in a New Jersey car accident, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.