Greenwich, NJ – Teenager Killed in Collision on I-295
Greenwich, NJ (June 30, 2023) – A teenage passenger lost their life in a car accident that happened on an interstate in Greenwich located in Gloucester County. The wreck was reported to officials in the area on Thursday afternoon, June 29.
Reports show a 16-year-old was driving the vehicle on Interstate 295 headed south just before 1:00 p.m. when the car was involved in a crash with a truck hauling a flatbed trailer, police in New Jersey said.
The vehicle then careened into a guardrail which caused a 17-year-old passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. The teen lost their life in the accident, sources said. Their identity has not been made public at this time.
The driver of the car suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital from the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.
Police in Greenwich continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victim.
New Jersey Car Accidents
Car accidents continue to be one of the main reasons individuals are killed and injured in the state of New Jersey. Several people are hospitalized each year with serious injuries, including broken bones, brain injuries, and more, due to car accidents. Unfortunately, many of these collisions occur at busy intersections across the Garden State.
Car accidents occur at intersections for many reasons. One main cause is driver error. This includes ignoring stop signs or red lights, improper turns, or failing to yield the right-of-way. Other times, it’s simply a matter of driver distraction and not seeing other vehicles coming in time.
Another leading cause of traffic collisions at intersections is when one driver attempts to travel through a yellow light just before it changes and ends up T-boning another vehicle already moving through the intersection. This is very hazardous because neither driver has enough time to avoid an accident.
Sometimes, bad weather may also contribute to intersection wrecks. For instance, if it’s raining, snowing, or foggy, and visibility is reduced, it can be harder to spot other cars or vehicles on the road. Also, wet roads can make stopping in a timely manner more difficult if another car suddenly appears in front of you.
Sometimes, the injuries suffered by crash victims are so severe. If you have recently lost a loved one in an auto collision caused by driver negligence, a Greenwich wrongful death attorney can help you exercise and preserve your legal rights toward collecting financial compensation. After your loved one’s accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. This type of lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation for some of the costs and damages you face.
If you or someone in your family has been hurt in a traffic collision caused by another driver’s negligent actions, Metro Law is the firm to turn to. Our team has over forty years of experience representing victims across the states of New Jersey and New York, earning a proven reputation as dedicated legal advocates. Schedule a free consultation with our team at Metro Law today by calling 800-469-6476 to get started on your case.