Middlesex County, NJ – Markio Chang Killed in Auto Wreck on New Jersey TurnpikeNY/NJ Legal News
Middlesex County, NJ (December 30, 2022) – A woman has died as a result of a motor vehicle crash that took place on Thursday morning that involved multiple vehicles. At approximately 12:01 a.m., on December 29, the New Jersey state police responded to a crash that took place on New Jersey Turnpike.
According to authorities, a Nissan Murano was traveling south on New Jersey Turnpike For unknown reasons, a Lincoln Navigator and a Toyota Prius collided in the adjacent right lane. The impact of the crash sent the Prius across the lane where it struck the Murano.
A passenger in the Murano, 75-year-old Markio Chang of Montrose, California, was fatally injured. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Murano and a passenger in one of the other vehicles were injured. Both victims are treated at the scene. The driver of the Prius was transported to an area hospital.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We hope the victims hurt as a result of this traffic crash recover quickly.
Our sympathies are with the family of Markio Chang at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey
Every year, hundreds of people are killed as a result of car crashes in New Jersey. In many cases, these accidents are caused by driver error. We see many crashes caused by impairment, distractions, and drivers who engage in other negligent actions while behind the wheel.
In some cases, victims suffer fatal injuries as a result of secondary collisions. These accidents take place after one or more vehicles are involved in a vehicle collision, and then they crash into another vehicle or other vehicles nearby. There are numerous causes of secondary collisions, but the most common include:
- Distracted driving: A driver who is distracted by their phone or another device is more likely to rear-end another vehicle.
- Following too closely: If a driver is following another vehicle too closely, they may not have time to stop if the lead car suddenly slows down or stops.
- Inclement weather: Slick roads make it more difficult to stop quickly, increasing the risk of a secondary collision.
- Driving under the influence: Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol are more likely to cause a secondary collision.
- Fatigue: Drowsy driving can reduce reaction time and increase the risk of rear-ending another vehicle.
The unfortunate truth is that many secondary collisions are caused by drivers who lose the ability to control their vehicle due to a previous crash. If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal collision, you must reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Middlesex County right away. You may be able to pursue legal action to recover financial compensation for your losses and damages.
At Metro Law, our seasoned Middlesex County car accident lawyers are dedicated to representing victims of motor vehicle accidents and their families. We strive to ensure that each client receives the highest quality of legal representation and compassionate support throughout their case. If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto accident, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at 800-469-6476. With over four decades of experience, let us put our knowledge and skill and dedication to work 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 identify any false information in the story or want the post 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. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not 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.