Spring is coming and people are enjoying the warmer temperatures and taking the opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise after a long winter. A man and wife were crossing a road on a recent evening. Maybe they were on their way home, out for a stroll or going shopping. Whatever their destination, they never got there as they were struck and killed in a New Jersey drunk driving accident.
The couple lived in the Atlantic Highlands. She was a teacher’s aide and they both were regarded as wonderful members of the community. The school is grieving the loss of one of their own.
The accident happened on a recent Friday night. The driver who is suspected of having struck the couple was uninjured and remained at the scene. The road was closed for approximately 5.5 hours following the accident as police performed an investigation at the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Drinking and driving don’t go together. The pain and shock of such a sudden and preventable death due to a drunk driving accident can be hard to imagine, and survivors may look for answers in such a tragedy but find little solace. Nothing can undo the tragedy or bring back the loved one but a consultation with a New Jersey personal injury attorney may provide some options for legal recourse regarding documented financial losses. A lawyer can review the facts of the case and help a client determine if a civil lawsuit against the party deemed responsible is a viable option.