Colts Neck, NJ – Lauren Hewski Killed in Car Crash on Laird Rd near Longbridge Rd

Colts Neck, NJ (May 12, 2023) – An 18-year-old female has died as a result of a car crash that took place on Thursday evening in Colts Neck.

On May 11, the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash on Laird Road.

Reports from authorities show that just before 12:30 p.m., a Jeep was traveling on the roadway when it became involved in a collision. The vehicle went off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The Jeep then overturned in the area near Longbridge Road.

A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 18-year-old Lauren Hewski, was fatally hurt. She was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 17-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital for medical care.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope the teen injured in this crash recovers quickly.

Our condolences are with the family of Lauren Hewski at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey

According to reports from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, a total of 694 fatalities occurred due to accidents in the state of New Jersey in 2022. Tragically, many lives are lost as a result of crashes caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Several common factors contribute to fatal accidents throughout our state. These include:

  • Drivers who exceed the posted speed limit.
  • Drivers who operate their vehicles while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Drivers who neglect to yield the right-of-way to other motorists on the road, whether at intersections or while switching lanes.
  • Drivers who disregard stop signs or run red lights at intersections.
  • Drivers who engage in distracted behavior, such as using their phones or eating, while operating their vehicles.

When innocent individuals lose their lives as a result of crashes caused by these or other acts of negligence, surviving family members have the right to seek justice by initiating a legal claim against the responsible party. By seeking guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in Colts Neck, your family has the best chance of getting justice and holding the negligent driver accountable for the loss of your loved one.

At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, our passionate team is here to provide crucial legal counsel and personalized attention for families who have experienced the sudden loss of a loved one. We understand that this is an especially painful time for your family, and we are driven to achieve justice through our decades of experience in handling wrongful death claims for families.

Our dedicated car accident attorneys will work diligently with you to seek closure during this difficult period and make sure that financial burdens do not prevent you from seeking out the legal help you deserve. If you would like more information about how we can assist your family following a tragic loss, contact our New Jersey personal injury law firm at 800-923-3456 today for a free consultation.

Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.

Disclaimer: This is not a business solicitation, and none of the material presented is intended to be legal or medical advice. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this actual accident scene.

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