Lakewood, NJ – Oliver Vasquez Killed, Three Injured in Rt 9 Hit-and-Run Crash

Lakewood, NJ – Oliver Vasquez Killed, Three Injured in Rt 9 Hit-and-Run Crash

Lakewood, NJ (April 05, 2022) – A 36-year-old man died and three other people were injured during a three-vehicle collision on Route 9 in Lakewood on Saturday, April 2nd. 

The accident took place at about 9:00 p.m. when a pick-up truck sideswiped a car making a lefthand turn onto 9th Street from Route 9. The pick-up then swerved into oncoming traffic where it struck the driver’s side of an SUV.  

The driver of the SUV fled on foot, leaving four injured passengers behind. 

One of the passengers, 36-year-old Oliver Vasquez, a resident of Lakewood, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Three other local residents, 29, 54, and 33-years-old were taken to area hospitals for immediate medical treatment.

The driver of the pick-up, a 38-year-old man from Colts Neck, and the driver of the car, a 34-year-old man, also from Lakewood, remained on the scene and cooperated with police.  

It is unknown if the driver of the SUV has been identified and/or located. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Oliver Vasquez, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Deaths in New Jersey

Lakewood, NJ - Suspect Flees Rt 9 Crash Leaving Oliver Vasquez Dead, Three Injured Victims Behind

If an injured person who dies from another’s negligence would have been able to file a personal injury claim had they lived, a wrongful death suit is most likely relevant to the situation.  

Wrongful death is a phrase that defines an accident in which one person is killed due to someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or intentional infliction of harm.  

Claims of wrongful death can be brought against anyone who is liable for the death of another through either negligence or malfeasance. These claims offer the deceased’s family or estate a way to pursue financial compensation from the responsible party. 

Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys have assisted the families of hundreds of these kinds of victims. We acknowledge the harsh reality of these cases. Losing a person you love to the negligent actions of another party is a uniquely distressing experience; one for which the law offers a legal solution.

Lakewood Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Lakewood wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. 

Metro Law’s car accident attorneys in Lakewood work diligently to ensure those harmed by the negligent actions of others hold wrongdoers accountable. Our team is dedicated to helping grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

We strive to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state. 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 your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for 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.