New Jersey Vehicle Accident Report: January 2019


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The residents of New Jersey experienced multiple motor vehicle accidents throughout the month of January. At Peter N. Davis & Associates, we understand the difficulties surrounding car accident cases, especially since “more than 90 people die in car accidents every day,” according to Driver Knowledge.

We believe in informing our community about local collisions. If the community is conscious of the reasons behind these crashes, it may help to encourage drivers to use additional caution when operating a motor vehicle.        

If you or a loved one sustained injuries directly caused by a car wreck, our Paterson car accident lawyers can help. We can review the details of your case and determine if you are eligible to receive compensation. Continue reading for our January vehicle accident report.

Morning Rush Results in Collision with State Trooper

A State Trooper was involved in a collision on Route 206 with another vehicle. The trooper was taken to Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly and was later released. No additional injuries occurred.   

Trucker Killed When Trailer Caught Fire

A truck driver, 22- year-old, Christian G. Vergara, was killed when his trailer caught fire. According to Trooper Charles Marchan, “The truck ran off the road near Milepost 110, struck a guardrail and concrete barrier before overturning and crashing into the inner car lanes.” The crash is under investigation.

Priest Rescued from a Multi-Vehicle Accident Died Due to Complications

Reverend Monsignor Francis R Seymour, 81-years-old, was rescued in a multi-vehicle accident on Avenue E in Bayonne. Seymour was unresponsive when help arrived, and sadly he died later due to complications from a heart attack, according to ABC 7. Seymour served 55 years in the priesthood.

Four Men Killed in Tanker Truck Accident, Including Two Brothers

Four men were killed on Garden State Parkway when they struck a tanker truck. The four men, 24-year-old, Victor Lugo, 23-year-old, Robert Ordenana, 21-year-old, Kevin Quispe-Prieto, and 23-year-old, Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Kevin Quispe-Prieto was driving a white Infiniti G37 when he collided with a tanker truck. The truck driver suffered minor injuries, and the crash is currently under investigation.

High School Teacher Killed on Parkway in Clifton

Grace Wilday Junior High School’s special education teacher, 30-year-old, Jessica Munoz, was killed in a single vehicle accident. Munoz was traveling when “she struck a guardrail, went across the highway and crashed into a concrete barrier,” according to New Jersey State Trooper, Alejandro Goez.

Drunk Driving Caused Collision

A man faces multiple charges after driving under the influence of alcohol that led to an accident. Brook M. Minondo, 45-years-old, was driving a 2017 Nissan Altima when he collided with another vehicle on Route 15.

He is charged with “careless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to provide registration, failure to provide insurance card, and no liability insurance on a motor vehicle,” according to the New Jersey Herald.

Neither party sustained any injuries.

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These devastating tragedies have left the family members and friends of these victims, as well as the entire community, with heartbreak and sorrow. As a community, we grieve with the loved ones that were affected by these accidents.      

Automobile accidents can often lead to disastrous and life-changing injuries and, sometimes, result in death. If you or a loved one suffered injuries caused by the negligent actions of another motorist, our Paterson car accident lawyers can assist you with your case. In order to determine what legal options are available, and if you are eligible for compensation, our team of experienced attorneys will need to examine the details of your case. Compensation can help cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and wrongful death.

Our legal team has handled countless car accident cases and has years of experience dealing with insurance companies. If you are uncertain as to whether or not you have a case, it’s in your best interest to seek legal guidance. Call our Paterson office today at (973) 279-7246 or fill out our free consultation form.

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