The popular rapper Fetty Wap, is believed to have caused a crash in New Jersey near the end of September. The car accident occurred in Paterson, which is where the song artist lives. Both he and the driver of the other vehicle were injured in the wreck.
According to a recent news report, Fetty Wap, who was riding his motorcycle, attempted to pass a car and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The rapper suffered injuries to his leg. The other driver suffered unspecified injuries as a result of the collision. No other information regarding the victim was reported.
Fetty Wap was cited for the crash. Police claim he was unable to provide registration for his motorcycle, that he did not have a driver's license on his person and that he did not have insurance. He was issued summonses for these violations. It is unknown if any further charges are pending in this case.
The victim of this car accident retains the right to pursue legal claims against the rapper in an effort to seek compensation for any losses experienced. A personal injury claim may be filed in a New Jersey civil court for this purpose. In order for a case like this to be successful, it will be necessary to show that the individual believed responsible for the collision was negligent in his actions, leading to the crash. If this can be accomplished, the court may grant the victim monetary relief for any financial losses encountered as a result of the wreck, as well as compensation for any other recoverable damages -- such as pain and suffering and mental anguish.
Source: The Washington Post, "'Trap Queen' rapper Fetty Wap in stable condition following motorcycle accident", Soraya Nadia McDonald, Sept. 27, 2015