A 54-year-old man from Summit was killed in a recent New Jersey car accident involving four vehicles. The Jersey Journal reports that the fatal car accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike Extension near Exit 14C. Officials say the victim lost control of his 2004 Jeep, sideswiped a 2011 Toyota, and then hit the back of a 2004 Honda. The Jeep then spun out of control and flipped over as the Honda careened into a 2006 Jeep.
The driver of the 2004 Jeep was pronounced dead at a nearby medical center. It is not clear what caused him to lose control of his vehicle in this New Jersey fatal auto accident or if it is being inspected for defects. The 80-year-old driver and 71-year-old passenger in the Honda were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Whenever a vehicle seems to veer out of control, it must be determined if the driver was solely responsible or if there were other contributing factors. Did the vehicle have a defective part? Did the car have some type of mechanical malfunction? Did the accident happen at a part in the roadway where similar accidents have happened in recent months? Are there potholes or other dangerous roadway conditions at the site of the crash?
The family of someone killed in a car accident should contact an attorney who will stay abreast of the official investigation. The skilled car accident attorneys in NJ at Lependorf & Silverstein work with investigators to determine liability for fatal collisions. We know how to hold at-fault parties accountable and how to get families compensation for their loss. If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey car accident, please call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.