Readington, NJ – Seth Newton and Gary Vondrasek Killed in Traffic Collision on Rt 22

Readington, NJ – Seth Newton and Gary Vondrasek Killed in Traffic Collision on Rt 22

Readington, NJ (March 10, 2022) – A tow truck operator was hit and killed by a vehicle whose driver later died after a collision in Readington Township on Tuesday, March 8th. 

At about 3:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the scene on Route 22 in the area of the Phillips 66 Gas Station to provide traffic control for a tow truck operator attempting to extract a disabled vehicle from the center median cut-through.

The officer had shut down the lefthand lane on the eastbound side of the roadway so the driver of the wrecker, 26-year-old Seth Newton, a resident of Readington Township, could safely remove the damaged vehicle.

An investigation determined that a 2014 Cadillac Escalade driven by 86-year-old Gary Vondrasek, a resident of Lebanon, was heading westbound in the lefthand lane when he veered into the median, striking both the unoccupied vehicle and Newton.  

Newton died at the scene.

Vondrasek was given lifesaving first-aid at the scene and then taken to RWJ University Hospital Somerset where he was also pronounced dead.

This accident is under investigation by the Readington Township Police Department and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Forensic Analysis Collision Team.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Wrongful Deaths in New Jersey

Readington, NJ - Seth Newton and Gary Vondrasek Killed in Traffic Collision on Rt 22

Our wrongful death attorneys in New Jersey have counseled the families of hundreds of wrongful death victims. We realize the horrible reality of these cases. Losing a person you love because of the negligent behavior of another is a singularly painful experience; one for which the law offers a legal resolution.

Claims of wrongful death can be filed against any person who is found responsible for the death of another through either negligent or unlawful actions. These claims provide the deceased’s estate or surviving family with the means to seek monetary compensation from the responsible party. 

Readington Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Readington wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. 

Metro Law’s car accident attorneys in Readington work diligently to ensure those harmed by the negligent actions of others hold wrongdoers accountable. Our team is dedicated to helping grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. 

We strive to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state. 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 your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury 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.