Rutherford, NJ – Teen Killed, Three Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Marginal Rd

Rutherford, NJ – Teen Killed, Three Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Marginal Rd

Rutherford, NJ (July 08, 2022) – A 17-year-old driver from Rutherford died and three of his friends were injured, one seriously, when their car collided with a utility pole off Route 3 on Friday, July 8th. 

According to sources, fire crews worked for two hours to extricate a backseat passenger from the two-door BMW after it crashed on Marginal Road at about 3:00 p.m. 

The BMW had just exited the westbound lanes of Ridge Road when it smashed into a utility pole on the northbound side of Marginal Road between Lincoln Avenue and Wheaton Place. 

The driver died at the scene. The passengers, all of whom were 17-year-old males, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. At least one was in serious condition. 

Several ambulances responded, as did firefighters, borough police, and responders from nearby towns. 

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Unit was on the scene along with the county sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification. 

Nick’s Towing removed the vehicle.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Vehicle Collisions in New Jersey

Rutherford, NJ - Teen Killed, Three Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on Marginal Rd

When vehicle accidents occur, there are usually several victims that sustain grievous bodily injuries and serious damage to their vehicles. If you showed due care during a vehicle crash, then you will not be held liable, meaning you will probably be eligible to collect financial compensation for your damages from both the at-fault driver as well as your insurance company.

A publication written by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, since 2015, the United States has seen an increase of almost 12% in auto accidents. As the nation’s population continues to grow, the number of new, angry, inexperienced, irresponsible, inattentive, and reckless drivers on our state’s roadways grow right along with it. Congested streets are just one of the many causes of the accelerated rate of growth in vehicle crashes.

When vehicle accidents occur, there are usually several victims that sustain grievous bodily injuries and serious damage to their vehicles. If you showed due care during a vehicle crash, then you will not be held liable, meaning you will probably be eligible to collect financial compensation for your damages from both the at-fault driver as well as your insurance company.

Our firm has fought vigorously on behalf of their injured clients to make sure their legal rights are guarded after being harmed in an avoidable accident within the state. After a multi-vehicle accident, contact a Metro Law car accident lawyer 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.