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80-year-old dead after 2-car collision

A two-car collision on New Jersey Route 66 resulted in the death of an elderly driver on Dec. 14. It is not known what caused the accident to happen, according to a representative of the prosecutor’s office in Monmouth County. An investigation is being conducted, and no charges have been made as of this report.

According to official statements, an 80-year-old woman was driving west on Route 66 in a Chrysler Sebring when a Nissan Altima heading east crossed into the westbound lane and hit the Chrysler. The accident happened in the area around Home Depot in Monmouth.

The Chrysler driver, a resident of Ocean Grove, was transported to the Jersey Shore Medical Center. However, she was declared dead at the hospital. The Nissan driver, 24, was also taken to a hospital. According to reports, no other individuals were involved in the accident.

Vehicular traffic was not allowed on Route 66 between Green Grove and Jumping Brook due to the accident. After a few hours, the roadway was reopened, according to the state’s transportation department.

Traversing a center line in a no-crossing section of the roadway is considered a traffic violation. When it causes car accidents involving injury or death, it may be considered a negligent act. It is possible that this may result from intoxication or a driver falling asleep at the wheel. The death of an individual may cause the surviving family to experience financial difficulties due to burial and funeral expenses.

The family may decide to seek compensation for these expenses by filing a wrongful death suit against the negligent party. An attorney may assist them by reviewing the accident using all data available to determine fault. Once established, the attorney may file a wrongful death suit on the family’s behalf.

Source: NJ.com, “Woman, 80, killed in Neptune crash, authorities say“, Ashley Peskoe, December 15, 2014

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