This winter was a long cold winter in New Jersey and most of the country. When May arrived, and with it warmer temperatures, people ventured out of their houses. No one expected to be the victim of a drunk driving accident. A gentleman from North Brunswick was walking recently when he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a 52-year-old woman.
The woman driving the car was charged with second-degree reckless manslaughter and second-degree vehicular homicide. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced the charges. The driver had previously been charged with driving while intoxicated.
The victim in this case was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The cause of death was blunt force trauma as a result of the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
A family suffering a sudden and tragic loss in New Jersey may be grieving and experiencing shock in the wake of the sudden death of a loved one. As the grief and shock caused by a drunk driving accident lessen, a family and loved ones may be at a loss as to where to turn for answers. While no amount of compensation can bring back the loved one, help may be available to defray some of the costs. A conversation with an experienced personal injury attorney may prove helpful in this instance and a knowledgeable lawyer can guide the family in which legal path to pursue. The attorney may be able to help the loved ones obtain compensation for medical expenses, final costs and other documented losses.
Source: mycentraljersey.com, “South River woman charged with vehicular homicide in alleged drunk driving crash“, Nick Muscavage, May 15, 2018