An alleged failure to yield on the New Jersey Turnpike may have been a factor in a fatal turnpike accident, according to the New Jersey State Police.
Pickup Driver Attempting to Merge
The accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, near milepost one, just before the Delaware Memorial Bridge. According to a state police spokeswoman, a Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 21-year-old Las Vegas man was merging into southbound thru traffic from the on-ramp.
As the pickup attempted to merge, it collided with a Toyota RAV4 for driven by a 61-year-old male motorist from Manassas Park, Virginia. After the pickup collided with the Toyota SUV, allegedly sending it into the concrete median.
Injuries and Loss of Life
A 91-year-old man riding in the backseat of the Toyota died at the scene. Another RAV4 passenger, an 87-year-old woman, required transport to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware. Emergency personnel also took both motorists to the same hospital, according to NJ.com.
The New Jersey State Police continue to investigate this fatal accident.
Although the investigation into this wreck is ongoing, it is often possible for victims of vehicle accidents to seek compensation in the state’s civil court system. Victims seek monetary damages for unpaid medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages. When a fatality occurs, survivors often seek compensation for loss of companionship and burial expenses.
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