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East Rutherford, New Jersey - Suspect Drunk Driver Injuries a Family of Six on The Turnpike

NJ Turnpike in East Rutherford
Published: August 4, 2020
By: Kennady Schuster
Last Updated on November 20, 2020

Suspected Drunk Driver Injuries a Family of Six

Rutherford Daily Voice reported that on July 14th a Jersey City ex-con was driving northbound along the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford around 5 a.m.

The suspected drunk driver crashed into a Chevy carrying a family of six people. The Chevy was knocked over from the collision and all six people were hospitalized for their non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was arrested on six counts of vehicular assault and a DUI.

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Legal Recourse For Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents

Attorney contributor, Brian Kent, represents those in New Jersey who have been hit by drunk drivers. Below Brian has offered his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims and their families.

Injuries endured by a drunk driving crash can cause serious financial and personal repercussions. Fortunately, those injured by drunk drivers can usually receive financial compensation for their troubles.

One can sue the drunk driver directly in a personal injury lawsuit, but sometimes there is another form of financial compensation available. New Jersey and many other states have dram shop laws, which depending on the circumstances allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for serving a drunk driver before a crash.

According to New Jersey’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor or a private social host can be sued if:

  • alcohol was sold to a minor under 21, or
  • they served alcohol to someone they knew was intoxicated at the time, or
  • the intoxication was a foreseeable cause of injuries suffered.

Sources:

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/rutherford/police-fire/authorities-ex-con-who-fought-police-over-officers-gun-injures-six-in-nj-turnpike-dui-crash/790944/

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Editor: Kennady is a rising senior at Fordham University. She is studying New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in commerce. Her passion while writing for Legal Herald is to help inform and educate people with their rights and options during a time of need. Contact Kennady: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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