Port Republic, NJ – Passenger Badly Injured in Wrong-Way Collision on Garden State Pky

Port Republic, NJ – Passenger Badly Injured in Wrong-Way Collision on Garden State Pky

Port Republic, NJ (June 13, 2022) – A head-on collision on the Garden State Parkway left one passenger with serious injuries on Sunday, June 12th in Atlantic County.  

The crash took place at about 11:10 p.m. in the area of mile marker 48.4 in Port Republic when a 43-year-old man from Toms River drove his Honda Pilot northbound in the southbound lanes and crashed into a Chevy Equinox before being struck by a Kia K5.

22-year-old Dwight Phillips, a resident of New York City and a passenger in the Kia, was transferred to an area hospital in serious condition. The drivers of the SUVs were both transported in moderate condition.  

The driver of the Kia, also a 22-year-old man from New York City man, managed to escape with only minor injuries. 

The driver of the Chevy that was struck by the wrong-way driver is a 29-year-old man from Egg Harbor Township.

This incident is under police investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Head-On Accidents and Driver Liability in New Jersey

Port Republic, NJ - Passenger Badly Injured in Wrong-Way Collision on Garden State Pky

If a head-on crash was caused by another motorist’s irresponsible behavior, then seriously injured victims could be entitled to file a suit against them. In New Jersey, as in many other states, liability is determined via a system of modified comparative fault. This means victims are only expected to prove that the other driver was at least 51% responsible for the crash. Once this is proven, they are allowed to seek compensation for any losses resulting from the event.

In New Jersey, injured victims can pursue compensatory, general, and punitive damages. A claimant seeking compensatory damages is involved in just about every single head-on collision case that goes to court. Winning your case means that you will be awarded economic recovery for any injuries and property damage that you have endured. 

Your basic compensatory damages could cover multiple damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Vehicle replacement or repair
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income

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.