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Police Say Distracted Driving Cause of Route 539 Deadly Crash

By Lependorf & Silverstein on June 18, 2013

An 81-year-old Toms River, New Jersey man died in a recent crash that police say was caused by distracted driving. As reported by, the man’s wife was injured in the crash that killed her husband. She was air transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. The couple were in a car headed north on Route 539 when another car traveling in the opposite direction swerved into their lane, hitting them head-on.

The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein understand how suddenly those who drive distracted can lose control of their vehicles. Our attorneys are experienced at determining liability, holding the person responsible for the accident accountable, and protecting the rights of victims and families of victims of auto accidents.

The driver of the car that crossed the center line and crashed into the husband and wife’s car was a female 28-year-old resident of Little Egg Harbor. Police said that she had turned her head to speak to a passenger in the rear seat when she lost control of her car, causing it to veer into the path of the oncoming car. The woman’s two-year-old son was a passenger in the car. He suffered a broken collarbone. His mother suffered injuries to her head. She was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries according to police, and her son was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center.

When family members of a wrongful death victim file a New Jersey wrongful death claim, they need the assistance of an experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorney who understands the emotional trauma the family is going through. If you have lost a family member in an accident that was the fault of another’s negligent behavior, you deserve compensation. Call us at (609) 240-0040 for a comprehensive, free consultation.

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