Jersey City, NJ – Fatal Head-On Collision on Star-Crossed BridgeNY/NJ Legal News
Jersey City, NJ (February 10, 2022) – One person died and two more were injured in a head-on collision on the Jersey City side of the Lincoln Highway Bridge on Thursday, February 10th.
The accident took place at about 11:00 a.m. on the eastbound side of the bridge, also known as Routes 1&9, that connects Newark and Kearny to Jersey City. The bridge, formally named the Shawn Carson and Robert Nguyen Memorial Bridge, has a cement divider.
An investigation determined that the 52-year-old driver of a 2015 Nissan Altima was heading westbound in the eastbound lane of the road when he sideswiped a 2012 Kia sedan, driven by a 20-year-old woman from Fords.
The 52-year-old continued into oncoming traffic until he collided head-on with a 2018 Hyundai sedan, driven by a 28-year-old man from Jersey City. The driver of the Nissan Altima was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld until formal identification has been made.
The operator of the Kia declined medical attention at the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai was taken to Jersey City Medical Center in unknown condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Car Accidents in New Jersey
Head-on car accidents most often occur when a vehicle crosses over the median or centerline and collides with an oncoming vehicle. A head-on crash can also happen when the driver of a vehicle deliberately or accidentally enters a roadway from the wrong direction.
There are numerous reasons that accidents like this happen, such as driving under the influence, distracted driving, roadway defects, passing on a two-lane road, unexpected lane changes due to disabled vehicles of construction zones, vehicle malfunctions, and loss of control due to excessive speed. Head-on accidents on interstates are especially dangerous because of the high rate of speed at which the vehicles are traveling.
In spite of the fact that head-on crashes are not common, when one does occur, the injuries that follow are usually serious or fatal. Given the size and speed of most vehicles, those involved in a head-on accident can be subjected to severe brain and head injuries or spinal cord damage that causes quadriplegia or paraplegia.
Other injuries commonly associated with head-on accidents involve broken bones throughout the body and other serious internal injuries.
If you or a family member was injured or killed in a head-on accident, it is important to hire an attorney who routinely litigates head-on car accident cases and is willing to explore all potential avenues for recovery.
Jersey City Personal Injury Attorney
Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Jersey City has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.
Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents.
When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Jersey City as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey 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 scene.