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Head-on crash in New Jersey leaves 1 woman dead

On Sept. 18, a 54-year-old Manchester woman died in Lacy on account of a traffic accident. The fatal event reportedly occurred on Route 539 shortly before 6 a.m.

The woman was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier south on the highway when a Cadillac Coupe de Ville traveling the wrong way in the southbound lane collided head-on with her vehicle near mile marker 16, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Officials pronounced the 54-year-old woman dead at the scene of the crash. She reportedly died from injuries suffered in the accident.

The 27-year-old driver of the Cadillac survived the collision with minor injuries, authorities stated. Although he reportedly refused treatment at the accident scene, law enforcement officials had him transported to Southern Ocean County Hospital for a blood draw to facilitate a chemical sobriety analysis.

According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, there were no passengers in either vehicle at the time of the accident. According to authorities, charges in this case are pending while law enforcement officials await the results of the chemical sobriety test.

When families lose a loved one in a car accident, they may suffer more than just grief and anguish. Besides the emotional toll, families of deceased accident victims, in many cases, also suffer severe financial repercussions stemming from end-of-life expenses and lost income related to the decedent. For this reason, many bereaved families retain the counsel of a personal injury attorney and file a wrongful death suit against the party whose actionable behavior caused the accident. The lawyer may assemble together the resources and evidence necessary to prove to a civil court that the at-fault party should be held accountable for the accident.

Source: Lacey Patch, ‘UPDATE: Whiting Woman Killed In Two-Car Crash On Route 539 In Lacey”, Patricia A. Miller, September 18, 2014

Source: NJ.com, “Manchester woman killed in head-on Lacey crash, authorities say“, Ashley Peskoe, September 18, 2014

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