Two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver on Route 9 near Beach Boulevard late Tuesday night. Lacey Township police say that Tiffani Becker and Ryan Bacon suffered serious injuries in the crash shortly before midnight on July 2.
Becker and Bacon were traveling southbound on Route 9 when a vehicle driving in the opposite direction tried to turn right onto Beach Boulevard, crashing head-on with their vehicle.
The driver of that other vehicle was Zachary Campell, who has been charged with DWI. Additional charges are also pending.
The Lacey Township EMS, MONOC Paramedics, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit all responded to the scene of the crash.
This crash remains under investigation by the Lacey Township Crash Team.
Brian Kent is a hit by drunk driver attorney who represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and the families of those killed in fatal drunk driving crashes. Here is some general information regarding the legal options available to these victims and their families in New Jersey:
When a drunk driver causes a crash and other people are injured, those injured may have grounds for a lawsuit. In all 50 states, these injury victims may have a case for a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver. But in New Jersey and most other states, there are also “dram shop” laws which, under certain conditions, allow these victims to file a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who served the driver before the crash.
According to New Jersey’s dram shop law, anyone who has been injured by an intoxicated individual may have grounds for a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor if that vendor served alcohol to someone who was either:
In either of these scenarios, people who have been injured in alcohol-related incidents may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against the vendor who served the alcohol.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver in New Jersey, you can learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with an experienced drunk driving injury attorney in a free consultation.