Pittsgrove, NJ – One Teen Dead, One Injured After Crash at McKishen Rd at Buck RdNY/NJ Legal News
Pittsgrove, NJ (May 05, 2022) – A high school student died in a single-vehicle accident in Salem County on Wednesday, May 4th.
At about 6:10 a.m., the driver of a Kia Optima ran a stop sign at the intersection of Buck Road and McKishen Road in Pittsgrove Township.
The vehicle swerved across Buck Road and left the pavement before going airborne and crashing into a tree at Deer Pen Park.
The passenger, a 15-year-old student at Schalick High School and resident of Pittsgrove Township, died at the scene.
The driver, a 16-year-old from the same school, was taken to Cooper University Hospital, Camden in serious condition.
The accident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Passenger Deaths in New Jersey
In order to be viable, the defendant named in a wrongful death claim has to have breached the duty of care they owed to the deceased. The benchmark for negligence in a wrongful death case is the action that a reasonable person would have taken under the same or similar conditions. If they would have exercised more caution or conducted themselves more carefully, the defendant will be held responsible.
For instance, if a driver behaved recklessly by breaking a law, then they have breached the responsibility they owed to the deceased.
Our wrongful death lawyers in New Jersey have aided the grieving families of hundreds of wrongful death victims. We acknowledge the trauma of losing a loved one due to the negligent behavior of another person. Wrongful death is a singularly distressing experience and one for which the law has a legal remedy.
If your family member was killed in an accident caused by another driver’s actions, contact our wrongful death attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available 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 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.