On behalf of Judy Albanese of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Two teenage pedestrians were killed in a tragic accident in Hudson County last Saturday. The accident happened in North Bergen, and authorities have since arrested the driver who struck teens. In addition to the deaths, another person suffered critical injuries in the crash.
The fatally injured victims were both male and best friends from Cliffside Park and Union City. They were aged 16 and 17. One was an avid dancer and the other was an avid skateboarder. According to a family member the boys had been friends for ages and they acted like brothers. They always spent time together.
The accident happened after a vehicle drove up onto a curb, crashed through a metal fence and hit the teens along a busy roadway. Both of the boys were pronounced dead at the accident site.
Grieving family members and friends met at the site of the collision the following day to show their love for the teens and honor their memories. By midday loved ones had lit approximately 200 candles at the accident site on the sidewalk. They also left stuffed animals and flowers for the boys.
Police are currently investigating the accident, and said that they would release more information pertaining to the incident at a later time. Once it is determined by authorities what exactly happened in the incident, family members may wish to seek financial compensation for wrongful death damages. Furthermore, the critically injured teen may want to pursue a personal injury claim to seek money to pay for his or her medical care required to treat the injuries.
Source: NorthJersey.com, “Arrest made after car jumps curb, killing 2 North Jersey teens,” Linda Moss and Mary Diduch, The Record, March 07, 2016