Many New Jersey motorists know that rush hour can be the most nerve racking and dangerous time of day to drive. It makes no difference whether it is in the morning or in the evening as driving conditions can prove to be difficult at either time. For one Sea Girt woman, a recent morning commute would be her last when she died in a fatal car accident on Route 34.
A 24-year-old man driving a pickup truck hit the 59-year-old woman's SUV. According to local police, the pickup truck crossed the center median into the New Jersey woman's path. The woman was unable to get out of the pickup truck's way and it slammed into her driver's side causing her vehicle to spin around before coming to rest on the road's shoulder. A third vehicle struck the victim's SUV from behind while it was spinning.
An off-duty police officer was one of many witnesses to the accident who took action. The officer began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the New Jersey woman until emergency medical personnel arrived of the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries that she suffered in this car accident. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, she succumbed to her injures an hour later. The driver of the pickup truck also suffered injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
As police continue their investigation into this fatal car accident, no charges have been filed at this time. The family of the deceased driver may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the pickup truck. Filing a civil action will not bring back their loved one, but it could help defray the damages associated with her loss.
Source: app.com, Ann Egan of Sea Girt killed in Howell crash, Brett Bodner and Stephanie Loder, Jan. 9, 2014