One person was killed and four others were critically injured when an NJ Transit bus and a church van crashed on the Garden State Parkway at exit 159 southbound. According to a CBS news report, the bus was headed back to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan when it crashed with a Ford Econoline passenger van.
Investigators say that the van, which was in the right lane, veered into the left lane, striking the bus. The van rolled over and slid down the highway on its roof. The bus had no passengers. The van was carrying 23 people from a Newark church. One passenger in the van died and four others suffered life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
In any crash involving two vehicles, it must be determined which of the drivers was at fault. In cases where transit buses are involved, injured victims can seek compensation from the driver as well as his or her employer. If any bus passengers are injured, they can seek compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses from the carrier as well. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, loss of wages, hospitalization, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Families of deceased victims can seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.
The experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf and Silverstein have a long and successful track record of representing crash victims and their families. We work diligently to ensure that victims are fully and fairly compensated for their losses and that their legal rights are protected. If you or a loved one has been involved in a New Jersey crash, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.