Bridgewater, NJ – One Killed, Four Injured in Accident on I-287 near milepost 18.4NY/NJ Legal News
Bridgewater, NJ (July 13, 2023) – One person lost their life, and four others suffered serious injuries in a car accident that happened on the evening of Tuesday, July 11. Emergency crews went to the crash scene at around 7:30 p.m. after receiving calls concerning the wreck.
According to information from local police, the incident occurred between two vehicles on Interstate 287 near milepost 18.4. An Infiniti passenger vehicle and a Nissan were both headed south on the interstate when they were involved in a collision.
Following the initial impact, the Infiniti crossed all lanes, left the right side of the roadway, and drove up an embankment before striking several trees. The driver of the Nissan did not sustain any injuries in the collision.
The Infiniti driver, a 24-year-old man from Linden, suffered serious injuries. His passenger, Lissanne Reyes Mejia, 35, of Perth Amboy, lost her life in the crash. Three other passengers in the Infiniti were also seriously injured.
The southbound lanes of Interstate 287 were closed for an extended period of time while emergency crews worked in the area. Authorities in Bridgewater continue to investigate the details of the collision.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this accident.
New Jersey Auto Collisions
Individuals who suffer injuries in car crashes often have their entire lives turned upside down. On average, in the state of New Jersey, more than 50,000 people suffer injuries in auto collisions each year. Sadly, hundreds of people are killed per year in auto collisions in the state of New Jersey. When we consider the number of auto accidents that happen per year throughout the entire United States, the number is close to about 6 million. Of these collisions, about 3 million individuals are hurt, and approximately 40,000 are killed. Sadly, most of the wrecks happen because of driver negligence.
Driver negligence is the main reason most people in the United States suffer serious injuries or even lose their lives. Driver negligence is a serious problem across the nation, causing over 4 million accidents per year. Sadly, thousands of people lose their lives annually due to the actions of negligent drivers. Drivers who allow themselves to travel at unsafe speeds while distracted, intoxicated, or overtired end up causing accidents that end in injuries and even fatalities.
When you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash caused by a negligent driver, you should speak to a car crash attorney who can help you recover. A lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation so you can get the money you need to pay for medical bills, vehicle repairs, wage loss, and more. You may have suffered from several different damages that resulted from your accident, and an attorney will know the best way to help you get compensation to pay for them.
Even noneconomic damages like pain, suffering, loss of consortium, loss of life enjoyment, emotional turmoil, and more may be eligible for financial compensation when you work with a skilled lawyer. If you have lost a loved one in a crash caused by negligence, a wrongful death attorney in Bridgewater from the law office of Metro Law can help you file a wrongful death claim for all of the aforementioned damages as well as funeral costs and other expenses that may have stemmed from the passing of your family member.
Call Metro Law as soon as possible at (800) 469-6476 to talk to an attorney about getting help with your recovery.