Toms River, NJ – Man Charged For Fatal Crash At US-9 & Stevens Rd

Toms River, NJ – Man Charged For Fatal Crash At US-9 & Stevens Rd

Toms River, NJ (November 11, 2019) – Douglas Thompson, 55, of Jackson, New Jersy has been charged with vehicular homicide for his role in a fatal car accident in Toms River, New Jersey. The accident took place outside a Wawa convenience store on Tuesday, October 15th. The accident occurred near the intersection of US-9 and Stevens Road at around 7:50 p.m. that evening.

The victim of the accident, identified as Thomas Marciano, 65, of Toms River, died two weeks after the collision. Marciano was traveling on US-9 NB when he stopped to wait for a turning vehicle. Thompson struck him from behind, causing severe injuries. 

Marciano was hospitalized following the accident but succumbed to his injuries on Monday, October 28th. Local authorities are managing the investigation into the crash.

We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Thomas Marciano at this time.

Rear-End Collisions in New Jersey

Toms River, NJ - Man Charged For Fatal Crash At US-9 & Stevens RdMore than 556,000 car crash injuries are caused by rear-end crashes each year. These collisions account for nearly a third of all injury accidents in the United States. The frequency of these crashes makes them the most common type of collision. 

A majority of rear-end crashes are caused by tailgating or distracted driving. In most cases, the driver in the rear is at fault for these accidents. Victims should contact a trained New Jersey car crash lawyer to protect their legal rights.

At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, we understand that being injured in a crash is a frustrating time. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve after a serious accident. Contact our law offices at (201) 997-0030  to discuss your case today. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it 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.