A horrific car crash occurred on Saturday night claiming the lives of two teenagers. At around 9:15 p.m., a 23-year-old male was operating his vehicle recklessly in North Bergen, New Jersey when he caused the accident. Investigators believe that the driver was speeding more than 70 mph in a 25 mph zone when he approached stopped cars at the intersection of 26th Street and Kennedy Boulevard. He attempted to avoid the vehicles and drove onto a sidewalk nearby striking three teenagers and collided with a wall. The accident killed two of the teens and the third remains hospitalized. The driver has been charged with reckless driving, speeding, vehicular assault, and driving without a valid driver’s license. More charges could be added upon the completion of toxicology results.
The chances of being involved in an auto accident are alarming, especially considering an individual doesn't have to be in a vehicle to be injured in a collision. Each year there are nearly 5,000 individuals killed in pedestrian accidents and most of the fatalities could have been prevented. While most pedestrians travel safely, utilizing crosswalks and sidewalks, they are not protected from the negligence of drivers. Distracted driving, DUI, and aggressive driving are often the cause of pedestrian accidents.
Losing a loved one in a preventable accident is devastating, and while contacting an attorney may not be a current thought, it should be a priority. At Meyerkord & Kurth, we have over a century of combined legal experience. We combine that experience with our passion for successfully handling your accident case. Our attorneys will take every step to recover compensation for medical bills, loss of economic support, funeral costs, and emotional damages. Contact our compassionate attorneys today to assist you during this difficult time.