Rutherford, NJ – Deadly Construction Site Crash on NJ-3New Jersey Legal News
Rutherford, NJ (May 18, 2020) – Five people lost their lives in a car accident in Rutherford on Sunday, May 17th. The accident took place on NJ-3 near Ridge Road, west of MetLife Stadium. At around 11 p.m., an SUV collided with a front-end loader that was being used for construction.
Three women, a man, and a young child were reportedly killed in the accident. All victims had to be extricated from the vehicle by responding emergency crews.
The site of the crash was an ongoing construction zone. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
New Jersey Deadly Car Crashes
There were 670 collisions in New Jersey that resulted in fatalities in 2016. Across the country, tens of thousands are killed in vehicle collisions each year. This effectively makes car accidents the leading cause of death nationwide.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. Surviving family members are likely dealing with feelings of frustration and helplessness, in addition to their profound sense of loss. It’s only natural that they’d want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice.
At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal car crash. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes. If you’ve lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact our offices at (201) 997- 0030 to discuss your case with a New Jersey wrongful death attorney.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.