Absecon, NJ – 8-Year-Old Killed in Collision on Rt 30/White Horse PikeNY/NJ Legal News
Absecon, NJ (July 24, 2023) – An 8-year-old lost their life in a collision in Absecon early on Sunday, July 23. The accident occurred at approximately 3:25 a.m. on Route 30/White Horse Pike.
Reports from authorities show the incident happened when a 2019 Nissan Sentra operated by a 25-year-old resident of Egg Harbor, identified as Edward Johnston, veered off of the roadway and struck a 1995 Honda parked on the right shoulder.
Police say an 8-year-old boy, who had just finished fishing with his father, was napping inside the Honda at the time of the collision. The boy was taken to the hospital but later lost his life.
Johnston was sent several summonses and may face charges in relation to the accident. The Absecon Police Department and the Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit report their investigation is currently ongoing.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New Jersey Traffic Collisions
Fatal car accidents end the lives of more than 100 people each day in the United States and around 40,000 individuals per year across the nation. These numbers are alarming, especially when we consider the most common cause of car accidents which is negligent drivers.
Negligent drivers cause over 90% of reported car crashes each year throughout the country. In New Jersey, tens of thousands of people are injured per year, and thousands more lose their lives due to car crashes.
With more than 6 million vehicle collisions reported annually, this means that approximately 5 million accidents happen because of distractions, speeding, intoxication, and other acts of negligence demonstrated by American drivers. Driver distraction is most likely the most common form of driver negligence seen today due to people constantly being on their cell phones, having to check their social media, texts, etc. Looking down at your phone while driving 55 mph is equivalent to driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. This is extremely dangerous and puts your life, as well as everyone in your vehicle and those around you on the road, at serious risk for severe injuries or even death.
If you have recently lost someone you love due to the actions of a negligent driver, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can. Though this may seem like no time to think about money, you may be facing steep expenses related to the passing of your loved one in an accident. A car crash attorney can help you get the funds needed to cover these costs and more. Even damages, such as pain, suffering, loss of life enjoyment, emotional turmoil, and more, are eligible for financial compensation, depending on the uniqueness of your case. If your life has been drastically affected by the loss of your family member, you may qualify for significant compensation for a long list of damages.
Call a wrongful death lawyer in Absecon at (800) 469-6476 at the law office of Metro Law to learn more about how we can help you financially recover after you have lost a loved one in a negligently caused traffic accident.