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Family that lost a loved one is looking for answers

Many people would question the motives behind someone who hits a person with their vehicle and then drives away, leaving the victim for dead. That is one question that a New Jersey family who recently lost a loved one may want an answer to when the driver is found. The 25-year-old victim died in a hit-and-run recently.

A family member of the victim told reporters that the woman's boyfriend called her mother right after the accident. The woman's mother, a trained nurse, rushed to her daughter's side and performed CPR in an attempt to save the life of her child. Sadly, her efforts were in vain since her daughter had already passed away.

New Jersey State Police say that one vehicle struck the woman, and her body was then run over by a second vehicle. The first vehicle failed to remain at the scene. Officials are asking for anyone with information regarding that vehicle to contact them.

The investigation thus far revealed that it was the first collision that killed the victim. Therefore, no charges are being contemplated against the driver of the second vehicle. Authorities did not indicate what charges, if any, are being considered against the first driver once he or she is located.

Not only has this family lost a loved one, but her 3-year-old son will now have to grow up without her. The driver deemed responsible for this tragic accident could face a wrongful death claim filed by the woman's family. If negligence is proved, the family may receive an award of financial damages. Any monetary relief received could help care for her young son.

Source:, "Pilesgrove hit-and-run accident remains under investigation as family mourns loss", Don E. Woods, Oct. 20, 2014

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