Lebanon Township, NJ – Rachael Macdonald Fatally Injured in Route 31 Crash near MM 36.6

Lebanon Township, NJ (August 20, 2023) – The police and firefighters responded to the site of a major multi-vehicle wreck in Hunterdon County that claimed one woman’s life on Thursday, August 17.

At around 4:50 p.m., a GMC Acadia was traveling southbound on Route 31. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a Chevy Express near mile marker 36.6. The vehicle then collided with a Mercedes Benz and a Toyota Tacoma.

A woman involved in the accident, identified as 38-year-old Rachael Macdonald of Washington, New Jersey, was killed in the crash. She was pronounced deceased by authorities.

No other injuries were reported in this accident.

The police remained on-site for more than three hours while investigating. These investigations are ongoing.

We offer our condolences to the family of Rachael Macdonald.

Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey

Accidents occur frequently in our state due to driver error. When motorists fail to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, they place the lives of other people at risk. Unfortunately, these accidents take the lives of hundreds of people every year in New Jersey.

A significant number of vehicle accidents that we see in New Jersey are caused by drivers who are impaired, speeding, or distracted. These acts of negligence can lead to crashes in various ways.

Drivers who are speeding are at an increased risk of losing control of their vehicles. When traveling in inclement weather, around curved roadways, or in congested areas, this can be particularly dangerous.

When drivers are impaired by drugs or alcohol, they may not be able to respond in time to avoid crashing into other vehicles nearby. They may lack the ability to make good decisions while behind the wheel or even may fall asleep while driving.

Drivers who are distracted are also one of the most common causes of crashes here in New Jersey. When drivers are texting on their phones or talking to other people in their vehicles, their attention is not on the road ahead. As a result, they are likely to miss out on seeing other vehicles in the area. Driving while distracted is particularly dangerous when proceeding through busy intersections, in congested areas, and in areas where a lot of pedestrians are nearby.

Unfortunately, many of the accidents that take place in our state are completely preventable. If you have lost a loved one in a car crash as a result of another driver’s negligence, a wrongful death lawyer in Lebanon Township can help you seek financial compensation for your damages.

At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand how difficult and heartbreaking it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal car crash. Our attorneys are committed to providing knowledgeable and compassionate legal counsel for our clients so that together we can work toward achieving justice. If you have been affected by such an event, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation by calling our New Jersey personal injury law firm at 800-923-3456. We will do our best to provide you with the highest quality representation and guide you through this difficult time with care and dedication.

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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