NJ Woman Killed in NY Accident
On May 27, 2012a car crashed into two other vehicles waiting to make a left turn then veered into oncoming traffic and hit a van head-on, killing a 66-year-old New Jersey woman. The accident occurred on Route 17 in Woodbury, about an hour outside New York City.
A 2000 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Jerome Stewart, 33, of Newark was headed south when it crashed into two cars that were waiting to turn into the Harriman Train Station. Sterwart’s vehicle then careened into oncoming traffic and hit a 2000 Chrysler van driven by 74-year-old Paul Force of Woodland Park. Force’s 66-year-old wife Sarah died later at a hospital in Suffern, NY. Mr. Stewart and two of his passengers were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Obviously, Mr. Stewart was operating his vehicle in negligent or reckless manner by failing to observe the stopped vehicles and colliding with him. When such an accident occurs, those that are injured have a legal right to sue the negligent driver for their injuries, pain & suffering, economic losses, and wrongful death. If you or a loved on has been injured as a result of a negligent driver, contact a Car Accident Lawyer today for a free consultation.