A Galloway Township woman was killed in a New Jersey car accident involving a head-on collision. According to a CBS Philly news report, the fatal accident occurred on Route 30 near Avenue A in Galloway Township. Officials say an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic where it collided with a 2011 Chevy Tahoe. The driver of the Sunfire was killed and the driver of the SUV was hospitalized. Officials say they heard reports of a vehicle veering left and right before the collision occurred.
New Jersey motorists are legally required to maintain their lane. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-88, “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from that lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.”
When a New Jersey fatal auto accident results from a car leaving its lane of traffic, there are a number of questions that investigators will have to ask. Was the vehicle swerving because the motorist was intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued? Was there an auto defect or mechanical malfunction in the vehicle? Did a hazardous roadway condition cause or contribute to the accident? Were other vehicles involved? These are some of the important questions that must be answered in order to determine the cause of the accident.
The family of a deceased New Jersey car accident victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim if someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing caused the crash. The skilled wrongful death attorneys in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of handling fatal accident cases in New Jersey. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a comprehensive case evaluation.