Lodi, NJ – Two-Vehicle Accident Takes One Life on I-80 near Milepost 64.1

Lodi, NJ – Two-Vehicle Accident Takes One Life on I-80 near Milepost 64.1

Lodi, NJ (July 25, 2023) – One man lost his life in a two-car accident on Sunday morning, July 23, at around 9:00 a.m. on Interstate 80. 

Responders went to the scene, located near milepost 64.1, to render aid shortly after the collision occurred. Michael Ruscher was seated in his pickup truck parked on the right shoulder when his vehicle was struck by a passing car. 

The impact of the collision pushed Ruscher’s vehicle into a concrete wall, sources said. Ruscher, a Ringoes resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding medical professionals. 

The other driver, a 21-year-old man from Passaic, suffered moderate injuries. The right lane of the interstate was closed for over four hours while crews worked to help at the crash scene. 

Police in Lodi continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

New Jersey Car Wrecks

Lodi, NJ - Two-Vehicle Accident Takes One Life on I-80 near Milepost 64.1Vehicle wrecks continue to be one of the top reasons people are killed and injured in the state of New Jersey. Every year, numerous people are sent to the hospital with severe injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more, due to auto collisions. Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur at busy intersections throughout the Garden State.

There are many reasons why collisions take place at intersections. One main cause is errors made by drivers. This includes things like running stop signs or red lights, improper turns, or failing to yield the right-of-way. Other times, it’s simply a matter of inattention and not seeing the other vehicle coming in time.

Another leading cause of intersection accidents is when one driver attempts to drive through a yellow light at the last minute and ends up T-boning another vehicle that’s already in the intersection. This is especially dangerous because there’s never enough time for either driver to react and avoid a crash.

Sometimes, people suffer injuries that are so severe they end up losing their lives. If you have recently lost someone you love in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, a Lodi wrongful death attorney can help you preserve and exercise your legal rights toward compensation. After your loved one’s crash, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. This type of lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation for some of the costs and damages you face.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident due to the negligence of another motorist, Metro Law is the perfect firm to turn to. Our team has over four decades of experience representing victims across the states of New Jersey and New York, earning a proven reputation as dedicated legal advocates. Schedule a free consultation with our team at Metro Law today by calling 800-469-6476 to get started on your case.