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Teen killed, another injured in New Jersey car accident

One of the dangers of inexperienced drivers is that they do not possess extensive experience on the road and may be prone to losing control of their vehicles, even under normal driving conditions. This is not to say that they are bad drivers, but understandably, they are not among the most seasoned New Jersey motorists. A lack of control behind the wheel, perhaps combined with a bit of overconfidence, could easily contribute to a car accident.

Two Wayne Township teens were driving an Infiniti G35 around 6:30 p.m. on an early April evening. The 17-year-old boys were traveling eastbound when fate intervened. According to police, the accident occurred when the driver, for an unknown reason, lost control of his car and veered into the opposing lane of traffic.

A man driving a Chevrolet slammed into the teen's vehicle. While the driver of the Infiniti suffered only minor injuries in the accident, his passenger was pronounced dead at a local hospital a little over an hour later. It was not reported whether the driver of the Chevrolet sustained injuries.

In addition to the deceased's family, the teen's New Jersey community is mourning his loss. A fundraiser hosted by the Wayne Police Athletic League raised nearly $22,000 to help with funeral costs. The family is entitled to exercise its right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the car and its owner. If successful in establishing liability, any damages awarded could be used to help defray burial costs and other monetary damages sustained as a result of the fatal car accident.

Source: northjersey.com, "Solemn vigil mourns Wayne teen who died in car crash ", Mary Diduch, Aaron Morrison and Linh Tat, April 5, 2014

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