Middletown, NJ – Hamilton W. Smith III Killed, One Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Garden State Pkwy

Middletown, NJ – Hamilton W. Smith III Killed, One Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Garden State Pkwy

Middletown, NJ (June 28, 2022) – A driver died in a wrong-way collision on the Garden State Parkway on Monday, June 27th. 

According to police, an Acura TL driven by 29-year-old Hamilton W. Smith III, a resident of Lincoln Park, was heading southbound in the northbound express lanes when he struck a Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck head-on at about 7:25 p.m. close to Exit 114 in Middletown. 

The force of the impact caused the pick-up to overturn and sent the Acura tumbling down an embankment.

Smith, the Acura’s only occupant, died in the crash. 

The driver of the pick-up sustained non-critical injuries and their passenger was unharmed. 

Officials did not disclose why Smith may was driving the wrong way.

The express lanes of the Parkway were closed from Middletown to Asbury Park for several hours. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery. We offer our condolences to the family of Hamilton W. Smith III.

Hiring a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney

Middletown, NJ - Hamilton W. Smith 3rd Killed, Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Garden State Pky

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An experienced attorney can assist you in identifying crucial details of the events surrounding your crash and prepare you for the questions you will face from the insurance adjuster. Once you have provided them with a prepared statement, your attorney can manage the negotiations. 

Our team has fought relentlessly on behalf of our injured clients to make certain their legal rights are defended after being harmed in an avoidable collision within the state. A reputable car accident lawyer will be familiar with New Jersey laws and will be able to clarify the indecipherable terms on your car insurance policy. This will give them, and by extension, you, the advantage when negotiations begin.

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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.