Police Investigate Fatal Car Crash in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Law enforcement is investigating a fatal car accident on a roadway in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
The tragic auto accident happened during the late-night hours, with the victim reportedly losing control of his car and crashing into a utility pole located just off Radio Road in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. According to officials, the victim was driving his motor vehicle, a 2000 Honda Civic, on Radio Road and heading south when he approached a curve and was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. As the victim attempted to navigate the sharp curve in the roadway, the vehicle failed to turn and continued in a straight line that led off the road. The car eventually came to a stop when it slammed head-on into a utility pole.
Multiple motorists noticed the vehicle off the roadway and dialed 911 to alert law enforcement. When Little Egg Harbor cops arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the victim inside the crashed vehicle. The victim was unresponsive, so police officers and emergency medical personnel quickly removed him from the vehicle.
Tragically, the victim did not survive his injuries; he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The victim was a 38-year-old resident of Williamstown, NJ. It is believed that he may have come to Little Egg Harbor to visit a relative who lives in the township.
The Little Egg Harbor Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the auto accident. Investigators have not yet been able to determine why the victim lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed into the utility pole. According to the crash report written by Little Egg Harbor police, there were no indications – such as skid marks from tires – that the suspect tried to hit the brakes before crashing. This could suggest a problem with the brakes, depending on the findings of investigators. If the fatal car accident was caused by a defective auto part, it is possible that the family members of the victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the car manufacturer.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “Man Dies after Crashing Car into Utility Pole.”
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