Neptune, NJ – Wesley Moore Jr. Identified as Victim of Fatal Sideswipe Accident on W. Bangs Ave Near Alpine Trl

Neptune, NJ – Wesley Moore Jr. Identified as Victim of Fatal Sideswipe Accident on W. Bangs Ave Near Alpine Trl

Neptune, NJ (March 23, 2022) – Police responded to a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Neptune on Monday, March 21st.  

At about 8:55 a.m., Neptune Police were dispatched to the scene on West Bangs Avenue, in the area of Alpine Trail. An investigation determined that 84-year-old Wesley Moore Jr., a resident of Asbury Park, was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima westbound on West Bangs Avenue when he was sideswiped by a 2018 Kia Niro, driven by 48-year-old Ariel Vernet, also from Asbury Park.

Due to the force of the impact, Moore’s vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a chain-link fence. Moore died from injuries just a few short hours later. Moore Jr. had two passengers in his vehicle. A woman in the front seat and a young child in the back seat. Both were unharmed in the accident.

Vernet’s vehicle continued westbound where it sideswiped a 2001 Mercury driven by a 42-year-old woman from Neptune, who was then rear-ended by a 2017 GMC Canyon, driven by a 34-year-old man, also from Neptune. 

Vernet proceeded to flee the scene but was located later in the day in Asbury Park. He was charged with one count of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision and released on a summons.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Wesley Moore, Jr., at this time.

Side-Impact Accidents in New Jersey

Neptune, NJ - Wesley Moore Jr. Identified as Victim of Fatal Sideswipe Accident on W. Bangs Ave Near Alpine Trl

Proving negligence after a side-impact accident can be contentious because it typically involves a he said/she said situation in which each driver blames the other.  

This is especially true in un-witnessed accidents; those where the only testimony about the circumstances surrounding the crash come from the drivers themselves. Thus, calling a defendant’s credibility into question is a cornerstone of your case. 

An experienced New Jersey side-impact crash attorney will need to conduct a detailed inquiry of the defendant during their deposition in order to dispute any false claims about which driver failed to exhibit due care. These questions will include factors like time, distance, speed, traffic control devices, and the intersection itself. 

Neptune Car Crash Lawyers

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Neptune have helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.

Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Neptune as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help 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 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.