Woodbridge, NJ – Jay C. Smith Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Tpk Interchange 11

Woodbridge, NJ – Jay C. Smith Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Tpk Interchange 11

Woodbridge, NJ (July 01, 2022) – A man from a small town in Maine was killed during a crash on Thursday, June 30th on the New Jersey Turnpike on the ramp connecting to the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway. 

The victim has since been identified as 57-year-old Jay C. Smith, a resident of Hartland, ME.  

At about 12:40 p.m., New Jersey State Police responded to a two-vehicle collision on the New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 11. An investigation determined that Smith was driving a Dodge Ram pick-up truck on the New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 11 ramp to the Garden State Parkway. 

As he was negotiating the ramp, his pick-up entered the lefthand shoulder where it hit the end of the guardrail. Smith then maneuvered back into the lefthand lane and was struck on the driver’s side by a Chevy Silverado.   

Smith sustained fatal injuries during the impact. The driver of the Chevy received non-critical injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation. No additional details are available at the moment.

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

Side-Impact Accidents in New Jersey

Woodbridge, NJ - Jay C. Smith Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Tpk Interchange 11

Establishing negligence in a side-impact crash is usually contentious because it often devolves into finger-pointing and arguments in which each driver is completely blameless and the other is completely at fault. 

This is particularly true in collisions devoid of any eyewitnesses; those instances where the only allegations regarding the events leading up to the collision come from the drivers themselves. As such, calling a respondent’s credibility into question is the linchpin in your case. 

A practiced side-impact lawyer in New Jersey will efficiently execute an exhaustive inquiry of the respondent during their deposition to counter any false assertions concerning which driver failed to exercise due care. These lines of inquiry will include factors such as speed, distance, traffic control devices, time, and the layout of the intersection itself. 

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