Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Crash at New Jersey Turnpike Toll Plaza
A 36-year-old Hamilton, NJ, man faces charges after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City on Monday, February 22.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., his 1998 Mercedes allegedly rear-ended a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu as the vehicles approached a toll plaza. Investigators say the impact sent the Malibu into an eastbound lane where it collided with a 2013 Mercedes-Benz. According to ABC 7 News, eyewitnesses later reported that the 1998 Mercedes previously struck a guard rail at approximately 70 mph.
Bail Set at $1 Million
The 51-year-old motorist in the Malibu and his 5-year-old daughter did not survive the crash. On Tuesday, authorities arrested the driver of the 1998 Mercedes at the hospital where he was receiving treatment for his injuries. He faces charges of manslaughter and vehicular homicide. At a Wednesday court hearing, he stated that he was on Adderall at the time of the accident, and he had been awake for approximately 26 hours straight. A judge set bail at $1 million.
Although the circumstances of every accident are unique, impaired driving may result from alcohol or drug consumption. Fatigued driving is also evidence of negligence in various cases. When negligent driving results in a fatality, it is possible for survivors to seek compensation for various losses, including loss of companionship, pain and suffering and burial expenses.
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