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25 Year Old Flight Attendant Killed In Accident In Newark

May 25, 2016

In New Jersey, pedestrian accidents are all too common. Unfortunately, dangerous drivers, busy intersections, and other factors play into people getting hurt when they should be able to walk through the area safely. Even if a person uses a crosswalk, there’s no guarantee that vehicles are going to stop and wait for them to pass.

If you’re hurt or lose a loved one like in this case, you may be able to move forward with a claim against the driver. In this case, the driver is a juvenile, so the claim may have to be handled differently, particularly because the driver was unlicensed. Your case may also be handled with a civil lawsuit if you have to sue the individual without insurance; the criminal case will be held separately, if the police or authorities decide to move forward with one.

The May 9 report states that the teenage driver hit a 25-year-old flight attendant in Newark. She survived the initial collision, but she passed away the next day at the local University Hospital in Newark.

The 17-year-old driver who caused the collision had been driving recklessly, according to the prosecutor, but the driver has not yet been charged with reckless driving. It’s not clear if the driver was speeding or distracted at the time of the crash. So far, the driver has been charged with a third degree crime for causing a death while not being issued a driver’s license. Essentially, the charge is for failing to be licensed while driving. The driver also faces a charge for vehicular homicide, or death by auto, for the death of the woman.

Source: NJ.com, “Teen driver in flight attendant’s death was unlicensed, prosecutor says,” Steve Strunsky, NJ Advance Media, May 09, 2016

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