Labor Day 2019 Proves Deadly for NJ Drivers

Five people were killed in five car accidents over Labor Day weekend in New Jersey, proving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s theory that September 2 is the second most deadly day on the road. In fact, AAA calls the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day the “100 Deadliest Days.”

On Friday, Aug. 30, a New Jersey driver was killed in a collision with a tractor trailer after running a stop sign at an intersection. The man’s passenger was left in “critical condition.”

Two accidents occurred on the night of Sunday, Sept. 1. The first was a fatal hit-and-run on Drum Point Road. A Barnegat Township man was arrested in connection to the death. In the second, two motorcycles collided with a pickup truck while traveling Northbound on Route 9, and a Whitesboro man was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Labor Day, all northbound lanes of the Bayonne Bridge were closed in association with a fatal accident. A vehicle struck the divider on the New Jersey side of the bridge at 7:20 p.m. Both occupants were seriously injured and taken to Jersey Medical Center, where the driver was pronounced dead.

Later in the night, at about 8:55 p.m., a pedestrian accident claimed the life of a young man from Egg Harbor Township. Two vehicles were involved in the collision – one motorist had a suspended license and the other fled the scene. Black Horse Pike was partially closed for approximately 3 hours, but the second driver remains at large. Witnesses or people with information about the second driver’s identity are encouraged to contact the Egg Harbor Township Traffic Safety Unit at (609) 926-2661.

A Disturbing Trend

Our attorneys at Palmisano & Goodman, P.A. would like to point out a disturbing trend throughout the above accidents. In many of these cases, the fatalities were caused by the negligent behavior of another driver and could have been avoided.

For example, both of the hit-and-runs and the motorcycle accident could spur wrongful death suits, and alcohol may have been involved in the accident on the Bayonne Bridge.

If you were injured or lost a loved one to a similar accident, you may have a case.

Call us at (732) 709-4400 to find out!

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