An accident that killed one and injured another occurred recently. The accident happened in Burlington County on a recent Thursday morning in January. When an individual's negligence causes an auto accident in New Jersey that results in someone else's death, the victim's loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against the responsible party or parties.
The accident occurred in Pemberton Township around 6:45 a.m. A van and a dump truck collided on Route 70, police say. When news crews arrived by helicopter, the dump truck was seen on its side while a van, heavily damaged, lay next to it.
One individual was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. Another individual was rushed to the emergency department at a nearby medical center, but there was no further information on that person's status or condition. It is not currently known what caused the crash.
It is not yet clear who will be held responsible for this fatal auto accident. However, it is entirely possible that one of the drivers will be facing charges once the investigation is complete. If this occurs and the driver is convicted, the conviction may help advance any related wrongful death or personal injury claims in civil court. When fatal car accidents like this one occur in New Jersey, victims -- including the surviving families of deceased victims -- typically choose to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in order to determine the proper and appropriate legal steps regarding any potential claims for monetary damages based upon the negligence of another party to the collision.