A 79-year-old woman was killed in a New Jersey car accident when a teen driver turned left in front of the vehicle in which she was a passenger. According to The Summit Patch, the fatal car crash occurred at the intersection of Willow Way and Park Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Officials say a 19-year-old man turned left in front of a Honda at the intersection and the 79-year-old passenger in the Honda was critically injured and later died. A 50-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries as well. Investigators are still looking for witnesses to the NJ intersection crash.
Many New Jersey intersection accidents involve a failure to properly yield the right of way while turning left. According to New Jersey Statute 39:4-90, “The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.” Motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way may be held accountable for the damages they cause.
An experienced New Jersey fatal car accident attorney can help determine fault and liability for a crash. In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, the at-fault driver can be held responsible for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and other related damages.
The knowledgeable legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein helps New Jersey families pursue fair compensation following a tragic accident. We provide no-cost consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered a loss in a New Jersey car accident. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.