A 17-year-old girl was killed in a New Jersey head-on car crash when the vehicle in which she was a passenger traveled the wrong way on a roadway and collided with another vehicle. According to a WABC news report, the fatal crash occurred on Route 23 in West Milford. Officials say a 16-year-old driver with only a learner’s permit caused the fatal collision by driving in the wrong direction. The fatally injured victim was a passenger in the front seat of the wrong-way vehicle. Six people were injured including the 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle. Serious injuries were suffered by two of the surviving victims.
Wrong-way accidents often have tragic consequences. When these collisions occur, there are a number of questions that must be asked. Why was the driver traveling the wrong way on the roadway? Did the motorist drift into oncoming traffic? Was the driver unaware of his or her mistake? Is the roadway poorly designed or maintained, making it easy for drivers to travel the wrong way? Was the driver distracted, speeding, or intoxicated at the time of the crash?
The family of someone killed in a wrong way accident can protect their legal rights and options by consulting with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Princeton who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
The reputed lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein provide free consultations to anyone who has lost a loved one in a tragic accident. We know how to protect the rights of our clients while pursuing fair compensation for their terrible losses. Call us today at (609) 240-0040 to find out how we can help you.