Wayne – Driver Charged with Multiple Deaths in Gas Station Crash Sued

Wayne – Driver Charged with Multiple Deaths in Gas Station Crash Sued >

Date Published: 2020/03/17

The driver responsible for killing three people at a gas station crash is being sued by the victim’s family one year after the horrific crash.

The family of the deceased claims that Jason Vanderee was “carelessly, negligently and recklessly” driving an SUV that crashed into the Delta Gas station on Route 23, Feb. 19, 2019.

50 year-old Jon Warbeck, his 17 year-old son, Luke, and a gas station attendant, 22 year-old Lovedeep Fatra were killed in the crash.

Vanderee is being held in the Passaic County Jail for three counts of aggravated manslaughter and death by auto while intoxicated.

We would like to send our condolences to the bereaved families. May they find the strength and courage to move forward from this tragic accident.

Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.

In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.

We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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