Pennsauken, NJ – UPDATE: Grace Lopez Killed, Four Injured in Two-Car Accident on River Rd near Springfield Ave

Pennsauken, NJ – UPDATE: Grace Lopez Killed, Four Injured in Two-Car Accident on River Rd near Springfield Ave

Pennsauken, NJ (January 19, 2023) – A woman lost her life, and four others were injured in a two-car accident involving a pickup truck and a car late Wednesday, January 18. 

Officials said 19-year-old Grace Lopez of Woodlynne lost her life after the accident that occurred at around 11:40 p.m. Reports indicate the crash occurred at the intersection of River Road and Springfield Avenue. 

A passenger who was present in one of the vehicles also suffered critical injuries, while another is listed in stable condition. However, the police did not report which vehicle they were in at the time of the crash.

Both drivers were also sent to the hospital, authorities said. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Grace Lopez. We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries. 

New Jersey Auto Accidents

 Pennsauken, NJ - UPDATE: Grace Lopez Killed, Four Injured in Two-Car Accident on River Rd near Springfield AveEach year, thousands of people throughout the state of New Jersey are killed in negligently caused collisions. These crashes usually leave surviving family members to deal with difficult emotional and mental consequences. Facing the loss of a loved one due to the negligent actions of another individual can be a very painful experience. Oftentimes, family members must deal with overwhelming financial consequences related to the death of their loved ones. Some costs that are regularly associated with wrongful deaths include: 

  • Medical care
  • Funeral costs
  • Burial expenses
  • Vehicle repair/replacement
  • etc

Following the death of your loved one, you may not immediately think about legal action. It is difficult to see past the initial and extremely necessary grieving process. However, depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s crash, pursuing legal action could be a smart move. Working with a wrongful death lawyer may help ensure that your family is in an optimal position to get justice by holding responsible parties accountable for their actions and getting the financial compensation you need to pay for the aforementioned costs. 

On top of the obvious costs related to the accident, you may also be able to receive compensation for non-economic damages that may have stemmed from the death of your family member. Some of these include: 

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of childcare
  • Embarrassment
  • etc

Depending on the nature and severity of your loved one’s crash, there exists a long list of damages that may be able to be compensated for when you file a wrongful death claim. Though we know that no amount of money could ever make up for what happened, financial compensation can help allow you to focus on what truly matters; your mental and emotional well-being and that of your family members during this difficult time. 

Call Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to be connected with a Pennsauken wrongful death attorney who can help you recover. We work to help our bereaved clients in every way possible and only get paid if you’re compensated for your losses. Contact our office at your earliest convenience to get started on your own personal path to financial recovery. 

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.