Local governments have designed the rules of the road to maintain safety for all drivers. As long as motorists follow these rules, the chances of a car accident are significantly diminished. One of the most important rules to follow is to maintain one's lane, which many times keeps drivers from running into traffic going in the opposite direction. However, one driver in New Jersey did not follow this rule, causing a crash one morning in mid-January.
The crash happened when a motorist driving eastbound on the freeway did not keep in his lane and crossed the center median onto traffic heading in the opposite direction. There has been no final determination as to why he had crossed into westbound traffic; however, authorities suspect that the driver had somehow lost control of his vehicle. The authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.
The car crashed head-on into another vehicle traveling westbound on I-195 in Jackson, New Jersey. The westbound vehicle was being driven by a 22-year-old woman, who was immediately transported to the local hospital as soon as authorities arrived on the scene. She was later released shortly after hospital staff treated her injuries. The 27-year-old man driving the car that crossed the center divider was ejected from his car and died at the scene of the crash.
Although no lawsuits have yet to be filed, it is possible that the woman driver may be able to obtain monetary reimbursement for her injuries sustained in the car accident in New Jersey. She can do this by filing a civil lawsuit against the decedent's estate. Any new discoveries regarding the cause of the crash may be used in a personal injury lawsuit. However, it will require some legal knowledge to properly utilize the evidence in a legal argument to be presented in front of a court judge.
Source: The Star-Ledger, "Police identify Wall woman injured in fatal I-195 car crash," Eugene Paik, Jan. 13, 2013