No matter how cautious and alert a New Jersey driver is, if there happens to be another motorist on the road who is acting negligently behind the wheel, even the safest drivers in the vicinity are at risk for collision. Some car accidents leave a lot of questions unanswered, as made evident by a recent situation that resulted in a fatality. State troopers responded to the scene.
It was a recent Tuesday when the crash occurred. Preliminary accident reports state that two vehicles were involved in the collision. Sadly, the incident resulted in one loss of life. It was mid-afternoon when the tragedy occurred. As a result, the surrounding roadways were shut down for approximately three and a half hours.
Investigators are now working to determine who or what caused the crash. Many times, such situations are later determined to have been preventable. For instance, if a person chooses to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, then causes a crash that injures someone, it may not have happened were it not for the intoxicated driver's negligence.
Other issues, such as driving at excessive speeds over the posted limit or becoming distracted at the wheel, can also cause serious motor vehicle collisions. When personal injury occurs because a motorist was reckless or negligent, a recovering victim or the immediate family of a fatally injured victim may seek legal accountability against the person or people at fault. An experienced New Jersey attorney can provide support and guide a person through the civil justice process.