Tenafly, NJ – Jesus Mejia-Aguilar Killed, Three Injured in Crash at Knickerbocker Rd and Columbus Dr

Tenafly, NJ – Jesus Mejia-Aguilar Killed, Three Injured in Crash at Knickerbocker Rd and Columbus Dr

Tenafly, NJ (November 16, 2021) – Tenafly police have identified the teenager who died in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday, November 13th.

The car’s driver, 19-year-old Jesus Mejia-Aguilar, a resident of Tenafly, was killed in a crash that put his three passengers in the hospital.

The crash took place at about 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Knickerbocker Road when the 2008 Volkswagen Passat left the road and hit a tree.

An investigation determined that Mejia-Aguilar failed to stop at a stop sign after which his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.    

Police are waiting on a toxicology report from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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

Passenger Injuries in Tenafly

Tenafly, NJ - Jesus Mejia-Aguilar Killed, Three Injured in Crash at Knickerbocker Rd and Columbus Dr

If you sustained injuries as a passenger during a car accident, you are entitled to pursue financial compensation for your medical costs and other damages just as an injured driver would be. This is true no matter the cause of your accident, whether it was driver negligence, vehicle defect, or a road hazard.

It is not uncommon for the person liable for the accident to be the driver of the car in which you were riding. For instance, the driver may be a child, parent, spouse, or another relative of the injured passenger. The victim could also be a colleague or a friend. As long as the two parties are not on the same insurance policy, the claim is valid. 

Filing a claim of personal injury against a relative or a friend might be uncomfortable but passengers are entitled to seek economic recovery when their injuries were caused by someone’s negligence. In the majority of cases, the negligent driver’s insurance will cover the damages.

Tenafly Personal Injury Lawyers

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Tenafly has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.

Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Tenafly as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

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.