Two People Died, One Injured In Teaneck Car Accident on the New Jersey Turnpike
TEANECK, NEW JERSEY (July 15, 2022) – Two people died and one person was injured in a Teaneck car accident along the New Jersey Turnpike.
Teaneck police officials are saying that the accident took place shortly after midnight on Wednesday. A Subaru Impreza and a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer were involved in a collision.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, two people died due to the severity of their injuries.
One other person was taken to the hospital with major injuries. A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Teaneck Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in car accidents. According to the IIHS, “There were 35,766 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2020 in which 38,824 deaths occurred. This resulted in 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.34 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from 4.9 in Massachusetts to 25.4 in Mississippi.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement Weather
- Traffic Congestion
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This includes driving at a safe speed. The family of any person that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New Jersey Car Accident
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Teacneck? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to getting accident victims the information and resources that they are legally entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.