Lakewood, NJ – Jayla Ortiz, Ceasia Jefferson, 17-Year-Old Male Killed in Horrific Auto Accident on Cedar Bridge Rd near New Hampshire AveNY/NJ Legal News
Lakewood, NJ (October 11, 2023) – As previously reported, a fatal traffic collision took the lives of three young people in Lakewood on Saturday, October 7. Reports show the collision occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Cedar Bridge Road.
The wreck was so severe that both involved vehicles were torn in half, according to information from local police. A Honda Accord ran a red light on Cedar Bridge Avenue and struck a Dodge pickup truck, sources said.
Victims who lost their lives in the accident were identified as 23-year-old Jayla Ortiz, of Lakewood, Ceasia Jefferson, 24, of Neptune Township, and a male, age 17, from Lanoka Harbor in Lacey.
Two other individuals, identified as 23-year-old Alexis Holloway, of Berkely, and Mylani Theibault, 18, also of Berkely, remain in the hospital at this time.
The driver of the pickup, a 56-year-old man identified as Mathew Draheim, of Lakewood, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police in Lakewood continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims. We hope for the complete recoveries of those who sustained injuries.
New Jersey Car Crashes
Car crash statistics in New Jersey are alarming. Every year, over 1,000 individuals lose their lives in car wrecks in the Garden State. Despite a substantial drop in the total number of accidents since the mid-1990s, NJ roadways still see thousands of yearly car accidents, as reported by NJDOT.
The auto accident attorneys at Metro Law understand what traffic collision victims are faced with. Medical bills stack up while the extent of their injuries keeps them from going back to work. With lost income comes anger, guilt, and stress, as some injured victims were the sole providers for their families and felt the need to get back to work as soon as possible. The only way to get what you need after being hurt in a collision, especially if it was caused by a negligent driver, is to hire a skilled New Jersey car crash attorney to get you compensation and hold the other driver accountable.
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The compassionate and experienced lawyers at Metro Law possess over 35 years of combined legal experience. We will fight on your behalf in order to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially after being hurt in a serious accident. Contact our personal injury attorneys at your earliest convenience at (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.