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Fatal New Jersey accident caused by speeding

A Monmouth County prosecutor claims that speeding was the cause of three deaths in a car accident that occurred on Aug. 19 in Freehold. The crash happened at approximately 4 p.m. on Kozloski Road. The 19-year-old man who caused the crash and two others were killed in the incident. According to reports, the driver was headed south on Kozloski Road in a Volkswagen Jetta when he crossed into the oncoming lanes on the northbound side. The vehicle drifted into the slow lane and collided with a Honda Pilot.

A 20-year-old female passenger inside the Jetta and the 50-year-old male driver inside the Pilot were killed by the crash. A 25-year-old driver traveling in the slow lane was unable to avoid crashing into the wreckage, ultimately becoming wedged beneath the Honda. According to prosecutors, investigators did not discover any cellphones in the vehicle, and medical examiners determined there were no substances that may have impaired the 19-year-old driver.

Another fatal crash occurred on the same road approximately a month later. The subsequent incident compelled county officials to post new speed warnings along that particular section of Kozloski Road. One victim’s family has been pressing county officials to take additional measures in improving safety on that street.

Surviving relatives of people killed in car accidents may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the help of a lawyer. Plaintiffs in these cases might be entitled to receive restitution from the at-fault driver or the driver’s estate that can help account for funeral and burial expenses, medical costs, repairs, loss of support or services and other hardships caused by the death. In order to obtain compensation through legal action, lawyers may need to prove that the defendant is culpable for the resulting damages.

Source: New Jersey 101.5, “Prosecutor: Driver in fatal Freehold crash was speeding “, Toniann Antonelli , October 30, 2014

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