Cherry Hill, NJ (August 18th, 2021) – According to the New Jersey State Police, multiple vehicles were involved in a series of tragic events that happened on Interstate 295. Police confirm that one individual died after being ejected from a motor vehicle and subsequently struck on I-295 in Camden County.
State police indicate that the series of events began on Tuesday around 5:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-295 near Exit 34. According to preliminary investigations, the driver of a Honda veered off the highway and collided with a guardrail. Consequently, the vehicle became disabled and was stalled in the center lane facing northbound.
During this time, the driver of a Chevy was heading south on Interstate 295. The Chevy ultimately collided with the stalled Honda and this caused the driver of the Honda to be ejected from the vehicle.
Police indicate that a driver traveling in a Toyota was headed south on Interstate 205 when the vehicle struck the Honda driver who was laying on the highway. The Honda driver sustained fatal injuries. At this point, the victim was struck by a third vehicle.
The deceased victim has not been named by authorities at this time.
The Chevy driver sustained moderate injuries. There were no other injuries reported as a result of this accident. The multi-vehicle collision remains under investigation.
Auto accident cases can be relatively straightforward, but only when they involve two vehicles. In most auto accident cases, one of the drivers involved will face liability for the accident and the injuries that follow.
When a multi-auto accident happens, however, the case can quickly become complicated. When there are more than three vehicles involved, it can be harder to determine what party was at fault for the accident or if multiple people share blame for the accident.
Chain reaction accidents are very dangerous and they dramatically increase the risk of serious injury. For instance, when a person is injured in the initial collision, he or she can continue to suffer injuries the more vehicles get involved. Whether the auto accident only involved two vehicles or it involved multiple vehicles, it is important for injured victims to understand that there may be an opportunity to recover compensation from the responsible parties.
The State of New Jersey adheres to the theory of modified comparative negligence. Based on NJ Rev Stat §2A:15-5.1, injured auto accident victims can continue to pursue compensation even when they have been found partially responsible for the accident. If the injured person has been found partially responsible for the accident, however, his or her damages award will be reduced by the percentage of attributable negligence. If this percentage exceeds 50%, the injured person will be unable to receive monetary damages.
In multi-vehicle accidents in New Jersey, multiple parties can share responsibility for the damages that result from the accident. To determine liability in a multi-vehicle accident, it is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation to examine the cause of the accident. This includes reviewing witness statements, photographs, police reports, and video footage of the scene.
Although a multi-vehicle accident case can be challenging to pursue, a successful case can provide the compensation needed to cover the expenses resulting from the accident. In general, a multi-vehicle accident can have catastrophic consequences, including long-term pain and suffering, temporary or permanent disability, a loss of employment, emotional distress, a loss of enjoyment of life, or even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving three or more vehicles, it is imperative to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney who is well-experienced in handling these types of complex cases. Multi-vehicle accident cases can be extremely difficult to litigate without the right legal assistance. By obtaining proficient legal support, you may be able to obtain the compensation you need and deserve for your losses.
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