Greenwich Township, NJ (July 4, 2023) – Police say a 17-year-old died Thursday after being ejected from a vehicle that collided with a truck on Interstate 295 in Gloucester County.
A New Jersey State Police official confirmed that a 16-year-old behind the wheel of a vehicle traveling southbound on I-295 in Greenwich Township collided with a truck pulling a flatbed trailer at about 1:00 p.m.
The vehicle then crashed into a railing at the side of the roadway, authorities claimed, and a 17-year-old passenger was ejected as a result. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, though their name was withheld for privacy reasons.
The driver was reported to have sustained moderate injuries, and the truck driver was assessed for minor injuries at the scene. As of this past weekend, no charges have been issued regarding the accident, but NJSP troopers say their investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Vehicle Accident Fatalities in New Jersey
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of car accidents daily in New Jersey. However, although most of these incidents are relatively minor “fender benders,” victim injuries in the aftermath of any accident may be serious regardless. In fact, an estimated 59,500 people in New Jersey were hurt this year in car accidents.
Although serious vehicle accidents may happen anywhere and everywhere, they occur more often on busy highways and local roadways with heavy traffic. What’s more, an unexpected vehicle crash has the potential to alter your life in an instant. You should talk to an attorney who will look out for your best interests when you’ve been involved in a wreck that’s occurred through no fault of your own and left you with injuries.
Needless to say, the aftermath of a car crash is challenging to manage on your own. Car accident victims in New Jersey may benefit from consulting an experienced attorney, as a lawyer specializing in personal injury lawsuits can assist you with traversing our state’s legal system and building the strongest possible claim on your behalf. What’s more, your attorney will be able to help you collect evidence to back up your case, such as proof of the following:
- Other drivers owe you and all other motorists a “duty of care” or the responsibility to drive safely.
- The motorist has failed in his or her duty of care.
- The driver’s negligence in violating their duty of care caused your collision.
- The accident then directly caused your injuries and other damages or losses.
If an accident has completely changed your life and caused you to suffer losses, you should immediately speak with a personal injury attorney in the Greenwich Township area.
No matter the details surrounding your accident, our Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys team is here to help you get back on your feet. It’s normal to feel lost and frustrated after a crash caused by another party’s carelessness, but we’ll be on your side every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to contact our Greenwich Township accident attorneys at (215) 600-0681 to learn more about how our team can help you and your family during this stressful time.
Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post, including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, as well as eyewitness accounts, about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request.
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