Teaneck, NJ – Two Killed in DUI Collision on Teaneck RdNY/NJ Legal News
Teaneck, NJ (October 23, 2023) – Two men lost their lives in an accident in Teaneck that was reportedly caused by a drunk driver. Responders say the collision occurred just after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21.
The incident occurred when an individual identified as 32-year-old Teddy Mejia was traveling along Teaneck Road just before he struck a tree. Mejia survived with injuries, however, two passengers present inside the vehicle ended up losing their lives.
Police believe Mejia may have been intoxicated at the time of the collision. They continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
At this time, the deceased victims have not been identified.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
New Jersey Traffic Collisions
Car crashes continue to be one of the main causes of severe injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey each year. Yearly, numerous individuals are hospitalized with injuries, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and more due to auto accidents. Sadly, the majority of these collisions happen due to busy intersections across the state of New Jersey.
Auto accidents happen at intersections for a lot of reasons. One main reason is driver error. This entails running red lights, stop signs, or failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Other times, it can be a matter of not paying attention, and, as a result, not seeing another vehicle coming on time.
Another common cause of crashes happening at intersections is when someone decides to drive through a yellow light at the last minute and causes a t-bone collision. This is especially dangerous because it does not leave enough time for either driver to properly and safely react in order to prevent a wreck from happening.
Sometimes, bad weather may contribute to accidents at intersections. For example, if it’s raining, snowing, foggy, or visibility is reduced, it may be more difficult to see other vehicles coming. Additionally, slippery roadways can increase the difficulty of stopping in time to avoid crashing into another vehicle.
Sadly, crash injuries can be so severe that people end up losing their lives. If you have recently lost a loved one in a negligently caused collision, a Teaneck wrongful death attorney can help you preserve and exercise your legal rights toward compensation. Following your loved one’s accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who was responsible for the collision that took your loved one’s life. This type of lawsuit may be able to help you recover the funds needed to cover funeral costs and more.
If you or a beloved member of your family was recently hurt in a car crash due to the negligence of another person, Metro Law is the right place to turn for help. Our skilled team of attorneys has over forty years of experience helping people like you get the money they need to financially recover during the difficult aftermath that often follows severe collisions. You can reach our office at 800-469-6476 to get started on your case.