A Philadelphia man died after a two-vehicle accident in Cape May County on August 30. The crash happened at around 1:00 p.m. on Highway 49 near 2nd Avenue when a Mercedes Sprinter Limousine bus hit the driver’s side of a 2004 Honda CR-V.
The authorities reported that the Upper Township wreck happened when the limo bus crossed over the center line from the east and into oncoming traffic. The driver of the Honda apparently saw the limo approaching and tried to exit the roadway, but the vehicles collided and spun out. The Honda flipped over, and the driver died almost an hour after the collision.
The driver of the other vehicle went to Shore Medical Center after suffering minor injuries. An investigation is in progress, and no criminal charges have been filed.
When someone is killed in a car accident, many families start struggling with expenses while trying to mourn the passing of a loved one. If a victim died due to the negligence of another party, then a family’s financial burden may be eased when filing a wrongful death claim in civil court. This may provide a victim’s loved ones with more security in a difficult time as a family can seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages. Children or a spouse might even be able to seek damages for loss of parental care or loss of companionship.
The investigation into this accident is ongoing, so it is unknown if the limo driver acted negligently. When an attorney handles a wrongful death suit, he or she may obtain a copy of a completed accident report and have a crash reconstruction worker conduct a second assessment.
Source: NBC40.net, “Philadelphia man dies in 2-car crash in Tuckahoe”