There may be many reasons a motor vehicle collision may occur. When someone is texting and driving, too tired to drive or even in a negative state of mind, they could find themselves too distracted to properly operate a vehicle. A car accident is much more likely to occur when a driver is distracted. One New Jersey man recently lost his life after being struck by a driver who appears to have been distracted.
Authorities stated that the man was walking along the side of Route 66 when he was struck by a van. The driver of the van reportedly remained on the scene after the collision. Police are currently looking for witnesses in their investigation in conjunction with the county prosecutor’s office. It is unknown at this time whether charges will be filed.
Details of the man’s injuries were not released. However, officials said that he was lying on the road when first responders arrived. He was then taken to a local hospital via ambulance. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries later in the evening. No one else was injured in the crash.
Though nothing can replace the loss of life, surviving family may choose to seek justice by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court, based upon evidence of driver negligence. When such a claim is successful, they could be awarded monetary damages that could help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other expenses related to the incident. Anyone who has lost a loved one in a car accident has the right to consult an experienced New Jersey attorney for more information.
Source: app.com, “Man killed in Route 66 crash in Neptune“, Andrew Goudsward, Katie Park and Andrew Ford, Aug. 18, 2017