A 28-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were killed in a recent New Jersey car accident involving a silver or gray BMW that left the scene of the crash. According to The Record, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Route 46 near Seventh Avenue in Clifton. Officials say the two victims were outside of a vehicle along the highway when a 2006 or later model BMW struck them and drove off without stopping. Officials say the vehicle sustained front-end damage in the collision. The authorities are searching for help in tracking down the driver responsible for leaving the scene of the accident.
All New Jersey motorists have it in their best interests to remain at the scene of an accident when someone has been injured. The law requires drivers to stop immediately and contact authorities. In addition, they must also exchange information with other parties involved and obtain assistance for the injured victims. In major injury collisions, getting prompt medical attention could mean the difference between life and death for the victims.
There are a number of potential options for the family of someone killed in a New Jersey hit-and-run accident. A skilled attorney can inform families about how they can hold the at-fault driver accountable for the crash with a wrongful death claim or how compensation may be available through their own auto insurance policy when the suspect is not found.
The wrongful death lawyers in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to get families the compensation they need following a fatal crash. If a hit-and-run driver has injured you or a loved one, please do not hesitate to call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.