Bridgewater, NJ – Fred Vonrecklinghausen & Delores Vonrecklinghausen Killed in Auto Wreck on I-287 near MM 17.7

Bridgewater, NJ – Fred Vonrecklinghausen & Delores Vonrecklinghausen Killed in Auto Wreck on I-287 near MM 17.7

Bridgewater, NJ (November 4, 2022) – A man and woman died as a result of a motor vehicle crash that took place in Somerset County on Thursday afternoon. At around 340 p.m., on November 3, the New Jersey state police responded to a crash that occurred on Interstate 287.

Preliminary investigations provided by the state police show that a Honda CRV was traveling south on Interstate 287 when it became involved in a collision. The incident blocked the roadway near milepost 17.7 after the vehicle struck a guardrail and a concrete bridge support pillar.

Two people involved in the crash were fatally injured. The victims were identified as 79-year-old Fred Vonrecklinghausen and 82-year-old Delores Vonrecklinghausen.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We offer our condolences to the families of Fred Vonrecklinghausen and Delores Vonrecklinghausen at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey

Bridgewater, NJ - Fred Vonrecklinghausen & Delores Vonrecklinghausen Killed in Auto Wreck on I-287 near MM 17.7Every year, hundreds of lives in the state of New Jersey are lost as a result of traffic collisions. There are many cases where these accidents are caused by negligence. In New Jersey, as in any state, there are certain rules of the road that all drivers are expected to follow. When these rules are broken, and accidents occur, the results can be devastating.

One of the most common causes of fatal auto collisions in New Jersey is when drivers fail to yield. This means that they do not give the right of way to other drivers when they are supposed to. This can often lead to serious collisions, especially if one or more of the vehicles involved is traveling at a high rate of speed.

Another common cause of fatal car crashes in New Jersey is driver inattention. This can refer to anything from simply not paying attention to the road ahead to being distracted by a cell phone or other electronic device. Even a momentary lapse in concentration can have disastrous results when behind the wheel of a car.

Impairment is another leading cause of fatal traffic wrecks in New Jersey. This can include driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as well as being fatigued. Drivers who are impaired are often unable to react quickly enough to avoid an accident or may make poor decisions that put themselves and others at risk.

Finally, reckless lane changes are also a leading cause of fatal car accidents in New Jersey. This occurs when a driver makes a sudden, unsafe lane change without signaling or checking for other traffic first. This can easily lead to a collision with another vehicle, and often results in serious injuries or even death.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal crash, a Bridgewater wrongful death lawyer can help you seek financial compensation.

Our car accident lawyers at Metro Law are fully committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones. We will investigate the accident, identify the liable parties, and aggressively pursue legal action against them. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers today at 800-469-6476 to get started.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.