Lakewood, NJ – Three Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Cedar Bridge near New Hampshire AveNY/NJ Legal News
Lakewood, NJ (October 9, 2023) – Three people lost their lives and two others suffered critical injuries in a collision in Lakewood Township on Saturday morning. The incident was said to have been so violent that two vehicles were split in half, police said.
The wreck occurred around 2:20 a.m. when a vehicle drove through a red light and crashed into a truck at the intersection of Cedar Bridge Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office reports that the car had four passengers inside of it at the time of the crash.
The vehicle careened off of the road and collided with a metal traffic pole, breaking into two pieces. The driver and one passenger were pronounced deceased on-site by responding medical professionals.
One other passenger was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune where she later passed away due to the extent of her injuries. The other two passengers suffered critical injuries.
Reports show the truck rolled as a result of the collision before splitting in two.
Police in Lakewood continue to investigate.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victms.
New Jersey Auto Collisions
New Jersey car crashes are a common occurrence, taking place hundreds of thousands of times per year. Tens of thousands of individuals are hurt in these incidents while hundreds end up losing their lives. Traffic collisions in the Garden State occur under several different circumstances, but most are caused by driver negligence.
Negligent driving comes in countless forms, but the top four demonstrated among American drivers include fatigue, intoxication, speeding, and distraction. These types of driver negligence often lead to injuries or even death. Over 90% of reported traffic collisions in the United States happen because of negligent driving. Additionally, more than 400,000 car wrecks occur per year due to the actions of distracted drivers, and around 12,000 people lose their lives annually in collisions caused by intoxication.
Suffering injuries in an accident can be a devastating experience. You may miss a lot of time at work or even totally lose your job, which can be completely overwhelming and stressful. The only thing worse than being hurt in a crash is losing a loved one under the same circumstances. Losing someone you love is never easy, however, when you know their death may have been preventable, it can add insult to injury and make the situation even worse.
Working with a skilled wrongful death attorney in Lakewood can help you get the financial compensation you need to pay for the losses you may have encountered concerning your loved one’s death. Outstanding funeral costs, burial expenses, and even noneconomic damages like pain and suffering may be eligible for financial compensation when you work with an attorney.
At Metro Law, we are fully dedicated to helping injured crash victims and their family members get their lives back on track after the actions of a negligent driver may have upended them. Call our law office at (800) 469-6476 to learn more about how we can help you get through this difficult time.