Monmouth County, NJ – Lauren Hewski Killed in Crash on Laird RdNY/NJ Legal News
Monmouth County, NJ (May 15, 2023) –A teenager who was set to graduate from high school tragically lost her life in a fatal traffic accident on Thursday afternoon, May 11. The incident occurred in Colts Neck at around 12:30 p.m.
Hewski was identified as the victim of a fatal collision that happened on Laird Road. She was a passenger in a Jeep Cherokee that overturned west of Longbridge Road.
The 17-year-old driver was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. Responders worked at the crash scene for an extended period of time in an effort to help those involved and clear the debris from the roadway.
Authorities are working to determine how the accident occurred.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Lauren Hewski at this time.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal crash in Monmouth County.
New Jersey Car Accidents
Vehicle 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.
There are some instances where weather conditions can contribute to intersection accidents. For example, if it’s snowing, raining, or foggy, and visibility is reduced, it can be more difficult to see other vehicles. Also, slick roads can make it a difficult task to stop in a timely manner if another car suddenly appears in front of you.
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 Monmouth County 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.