Elizabeth, NJ – Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Rt 1&9 near Maple AveNY/NJ Legal News
Elizabeth, NJ (January 9, 2023) – A car crash happened in New Jersey Sunday morning, January 8. At approximately 4:00 a.m., emergency crews were sent to the scene to render aid and determine the cause of the crash.
Sources say the Honda was headed north on Route 1 & 9 near Maple Avenue when it collided with a vehicle at the intersection. The driver was pronounced deceased on-site.
A passenger present in the Honda was taken to University Hospital in Newark. They are currently listed in critical condition. The names of those involved have not been reported at this time.
Authorities in Elizabeth continue to investigate.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
New Jersey Auto Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report stating that the United States has seen an 11% increase in car accidents since 2015. Every year, over 6 million car crashes are reported in the country that injure more than 3 million people. Sadly, about 40,000 people are killed in these accidents per year. Driver negligence is the leading cause of car wrecks in the United States, causing 90-99% of all reported car crashes.
Negligent drivers are one of the leading causes of New Jersey auto accidents that end in serious personal injury. Whether it’s a driver who is speeding, texting, or simply not following traffic laws, their blatant indifference toward others often leads to collisions that could have been avoided.
As our country’s population keeps increasing, so does the amount of inexperienced, angry, careless, inattentive, and reckless drivers on our streets. Congested roadways are just one of the numerous factors attributed to the increased rate of auto collisions.
When two or more motor vehicles crash into one another, there are often multiple victims that are badly injured, along with expensive property damage. If you were obeying the driving laws when the accident occurred, then you will not be held financially responsible for any damages. You may also be entitled to bring a personal injury suit and collect compensation from the negligent driver and your insurance company.
If you were injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, you possess legal rights toward financial compensation that could potentially help you recover. Medical care costs, vehicle repairs, wage loss, and more may be covered by financial compensation. Working with an attorney may be extremely beneficial to you during such a difficult time.
If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, you may be wondering where you can turn for help. Filing a wrongful death claim can be just as complicated, if not more so, as filing a pedestrian accident claim. A wrongful death attorney in Elizabeth can help you get the money you need to pay for funeral care and other costs related to your loved one’s passing. We know how difficult this time may be for you, and we are here to help you recover financially so you can focus on your family.
Our firm has fought hard on behalf of its injured clients to ensure their rights are defended after being injured in a preventable car crash. After a serious accident, contact a New Jersey car accident lawyer from Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
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.