Lawrenceville, NJ – Man Killed, Woman Hurt in Car Crash on Fackler Rd near Deer RunNY/NJ Legal News
Lawrenceville, NJ (November 8, 2023) – An elderly man lost his life and a woman was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Lawrenceville. Responders in the area promptly went to the scene at around 2:43 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8.
The Lawrence Township Police Department responded to the scene, located on Fackler Road and Deer Run after receiving reports of a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 78-year-old Jared Fowler, a resident of Pennington.
Fowler was transported to Capital Health System – Regional Medical Center where he later lost his life, according to information provided by police. His passenger was identified as Janne Fowler, also 78, of Pennington. She sustained significant, but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.
At this time, authorities in Lawrenceville are working to determine how the accident happened. The Lawrence Township Fire Department, the Lawrence Township Police Department, Capital Health System Advanced Life Support, and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office all responded to the scene.
We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim. We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victim.
New Jersey Auto Accidents
Millions of car crashes take place yearly in the United States, making them a substantial concern when it comes to public safety. These accidents cause thousands of people to lose their lives yearly and millions to sustain injuries. In New Jersey alone, hundreds of thousands of collisions are reported yearly that injure and take the lives of thousands of people.
Across the United States, approximately 6 million collisions are reported per year that injure around 3 million and end the lives of about 40,000. Negligent driving is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the main cause of motor vehicle accidents, injuries, and deaths in the United States. Individuals in the United States aged 15-20 most often lose their lives in car crashes. Several key behaviors demonstrated by negligent drivers include:
- Speeding: traveling below or above the posted speed limit risks the lives of everyone on the road. Yearly, more than 10,000 individuals are killed due to the actions of drivers who are speeding.
- Intoxication: Driving while intoxicated on drugs and/or alcohol can significantly affect a driver’s ability to safely operate their vehicle. More than 30% of the national crash fatality rate is caused by intoxicated driving.
- Distraction: Anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the road is considered distracted driving. Using a smartphone, eating, grooming, or looking at and talking to other people inside the vehicle are some common examples that often lead to collisions. Driving distracted causes over 3,000 people to lose their lives per year in the United States.
If you or a loved one has recently been hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be wondering where you can get the help you need. Especially if you have lost a loved one in a collision, a lawyer may be able to help you in the aftermath of your family member’s accident. Filing a wrongful death claim may seem like too much to bear during this difficult time, however, it may serve you well in terms of financial recovery. You may be able to collect financial compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, lost wages, and more. Even emotional turmoil, pain, suffering, and any other intangible damages you and your family members have suffered may be able to be compensated for when you work with a lawyer.
You should work with a wrongful death attorney in Lawrenceville who can help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve during this difficult time in your life.
At Metro Law, our skilled team of lawyers has been working for over three decades to ensure that crash victims and their loved ones are able to financially recover in the aftermath of their accidents and work to ensure that they are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies. Call our law office at (800) 469-6476 to speak with a legal advocate concerning your auto accident recovery.