Menu Contact
Toll Free: 888-339-7675
Schedule A Free Consultation
Don’t Get Hurt Twice,
Choose the Right Attorney

Recent New Jersey car accidents: Unlicensed teen driver kills 1

A young flight attendant lost her life recently after being run down by an unlicensed teen driver, a prosecutor said. The accident occurred in Newark on a recent Tuesday in early May. When New Jersey residents are killed in car accidents due to the fault of another driver, their loved ones often seek financial relief in a civil court.

The 25-year-old female flight attendant was struck by a 17-year-old male teen as she was walking down a Newark sidewalk. The accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. The woman was rushed to a local hospital, but died there the next day. 

The teen driver is now facing a charge of vehicular homicide and being an unlicensed driver in connection with this fatal accident. The prosecutor noted that the homicide charge was based on the teen's manner of driving at the time of the accident, which was referred to as reckless. The investigation is currently ongoing.

If the prosecutor secures a conviction on one of the criminal charges related to this fatal accident, proof of the conviction might be offered as evidence of the driver's negligence in a wrongful death suit, should one be filed in a New Jersey civil court by the decedent's surviving family. Successfully navigated, a wrongful death suit can result in the entry of a monetary judgment for documented financial damages, such as end of life expenses. Those who lose loved ones in similar car accidents are often best served by consulting experienced personal injury attorneys as soon after the tragedies as possible.

Source:, "Teen driver in flight attendant's death was unlicensed, prosecutor says", Steve Strunsky, May 9, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Start With A Free Case Evaluation

Tell us about your case and one of our professionals will get back to you with a 100% free consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Lawnside Office
327 S. White Horse Pike
P.O. Box 629
Lawnside, NJ 08045

Toll Free: 888-339-7675
Lawnside Law Office Map

Lawnside Office

Hammonton Office
245 S. White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Toll Free: 888-339-7675
Hammonton Law Office Map

Hammonton Office