Washington, NJ – Maureen Hanna, Latoya Sotomayor Killed in Collision on Rt 563 near Milepost 30NY/NJ Legal News
Washington, NJ (November 2, 2023) – Two drivers lost their lives on Wednesday, November 1, in Washington Township. The head-on accident happened at around 5:15 p.m. on a rural road in Burlington County.
Reports show an SUV and another vehicle collided on Route 563 near milepost 30. The SUV driver, Maureen Hanna, a 22-year-old Pleasantville resident, and the driver of the other vehicle, a 36-year-old Egg Harbor Township resident, Latoya Sotomayor, were both pronounced deceased on-site.
Additional information about the accident was not immediately available.
Police continue to investigate.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims.
New Jersey Auto Accidents
In the state of New Jersey, in 2020, over 600 deadly crashes took place that ended the lives of more than 740 people. This was approximately 30 fewer deaths than the previous year. Of these fatal crashes, approximately 30% were found to be caused by intoxicated drivers. Additionally, around 10% of all drivers who were involved in deadly crashes in 2020 were found to be legally intoxicated.
Unfortunately, most traffic collisions that take place in New Jersey and across the United States are caused by negligent drivers. Behaviors like intoxication, distraction, and speeding are some of the main contributing factors in the majority of auto accidents. These types of driver negligence contribute to over 90% of reported auto collisions in the United States each year. If you or a loved one were injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, an auto accident attorney can help you file a claim for compensation.
If the worst has happened, and you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Washington can help you file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation so you can get the funds you need to cover the costs that stem from the collision. You may be worried about how you are going to pay for all of the costs you are facing at this time, however, a lawyer can help you collect financial compensation for funeral costs and more. At the law office of Metro Law, we are well aware of how difficult a time like this can be for bereaved family members, which is why we are here to help.
Additionally, other damages are eligible for financial compensation, depending on the extent to which the incident has affected your life. If you are experiencing pain, suffering, emotional turmoil, and other difficult damages that are drastically affecting your everyday life, you may be eligible to collect compensation for those and more.
If you or someone you love have recently been hurt in a car crash caused by a negligent driver, the law office of Metro Law can help you recover. Especially if you have lost someone you love due to driver negligence, one of our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover financially. You can reach our law office at (888) 484-1476 to talk to a skilled attorney about your or your loved one’s recent accident.