Fatal Accident on Garden State Parkway

Fatal Accident on Garden State Parkway

            An early morning one-vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway near Woodbridge left one man dead and another critically injured.  At 1:11 a.m., a 1998 Dodge Intrepid struck a guardrail near Exit 127, flipped over, ejecting the two men inside, and then burst into flames.  43-year-old Passaic resident, Leon Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene of the New Jersey car crash.  John Flannery, 29 of Newark, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition for injuries resulting from the accident.

            Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Leon Roberts, who died in the tragic one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway.  We hope that the other passenger, John Flannery, is able to make a full recovery from his injuries.

            According to a report released by the Federal Highway Administration, “the probability of being killed in a crash during late-night/early-morning hours is as much as three times greater than during the day.”  The report goes on to state that “a primary reason for this difference in crashes is poor intersection visibility, where drivers are not able to see conflicting traffic and other road users.”  Reducing late-night and early-morning car accidents can be done by “increasing the luminance levels of existing lighting systems, or providing overhead lighting where necessary.”

            If you have been in a car accident which resulted in a personal injury, contact a Philadelphia car accident lawyer to learn more about your rights as a victim.  You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical costs or for other damages suffered from the accident.  The award-winning personal injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell have been serving victims and their families in NJ and PA for over 17 years.  With a proven 97% success rate, Console & Hollawell has the tools and dedication to ensure each client receives the compensation he or she deserves.


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