Fatal accident in New Jersey on Route 49 involves limousine, SUV
A Pennsylvania man died in a crash between his Honda CRV and a limousine bus on August 30. The man was pronounced dead at the accident site at 1:47 p.m. according to a representative of the New Jersey State Police. The roadway was closed while the area was cleared, and an investigation of the accident proceeded. The limousine driver was transported to Shore Memorial Hospital by emergency responders for minor injuries.
The accident happened around 12:40 p.m. on Route 49 when the eastbound Mercedes Sprinter limousine crossed the centerline and hit a Honda CR-V that was heading west on the highway. The 38-year-old Honda driver tried to get out of the Mercedes’ path, but the limousine crashed into the driver’s side of the Honda and the Honda overturned.
Car accidents can sometimes be attributed to drivers’ carelessness. Motorists have a responsibility to others on the road to drive in a reasonably safe manner. When they ignore this responsibility, they may be considered negligent and liable for damages in civil lawsuits. In some circumstances, employers may also be held accountable for auto accidents involving their employees.
When someone is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, that individual’s family members may file a wrongful death suit against the party, or parties, suspected of having been responsible for the incident. Damages awarded from this kind of lawsuit can be tied to funeral expenses as well as the decedent’s lost wages. Those are considered economic losses. New Jersey also allows plaintiffs of wrongful death suits to seek damages for non-economic harms like the pain and suffering experienced by a fatal accident victim prior to passing.