There are many forms of accidents that can lead to fatal injuries. Among the most common forms of car accidents are those that involve drunk driving. In New Jersey, individuals involved in a drunk driving accident potentially face injuries that can range from minor injury to death. Recently, there was an accident in New Jersey that resulted in the most tragic ramification of purported drunk driving.
According to reports, a woman was driving when she collided with a bicyclist. Initially, the bicycle rider was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but he later succumbed to his injuries. According to officials, the bicyclist was hit by the woman's vehicle, which caused the man to fall and hit his head against the hard surface of the roadway.
As a result of the man later perishing from his injuries, the driver who was accused of drunk driving reportedly faced charges which increased from assault with an auto to vehicular homicide. Initially, reports stated that the driver was released from jail after posting bail on the original charge. However, the driver is due back in court to face the newest charge.
Typically, when New Jersey drivers enter the roadways, it is assumed that they will conduct themselves in a manner that provides safe travel for all occupants on the road. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes, drivers engage in dangerous driving practices that end with unfortunate casualties. In cases where a driver has caused the death of another individual in a drunk driving accident, families of the deceased may be able to file a personal injury claim to seek financial restitution for the loss of their loved one.
Source: CBS New York, "Charges Upgraded Against Alleged Drunken Driver After NJ Victim Dies", , May 13, 2014