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Fatal Accident on the Garden State Parkway in Wall, New Jersey

A fatal accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway near mile marker 99.9 in Wall. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes near the Monmouth Service Area. Patrick A. Elhalaka, 30, of Port Reading, New Jersey was traveling on Garden State Parkway  when he was involved in a fatal car accident with Tresy M. Thomas of Bayville, New Jersey according to Lt. Schafer of the New Jersey State Police said the accident occurred on April 6, 2020 at approximately 10:24am. The accident occurred between a gray BMW and a red Toyota. Mr. Elhalaka was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident while Ms. Thomas was taken to a local hospital for her injuries. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing. (via APP)

Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

Clark Law Firm has a long history of experience with motor vehicle accident cases. Due to the dangerous nature of operating a motor vehicle strict laws are in place to help the motoring public keep themselves and others out of harms way. Motor vehicle laws are in place not only to protect the fellow motoring public but also those who travel close to streets and roads including pedestrians.

Failure to comply with the rules of the road can result in fellow motorist or pedestrians being needlessly killed or injured. Clark Law Firm has a long history of bringing justice to those who have been the victims of others reckless endangerment in cases such as the following.

On July 21, 2012, at approximately 2:23 a.m., plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at a red light on Broadway in Long Branch, New Jersey. Defendant, was the operator of vehicle owned by defendant, traveling eastbound on Broadway. Defendant, was traveling eastbound on Broadway and collided into the rear of the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger. Defendant, stated he did not see the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger in. She suffered injuries to her cervical spine.

Our client’s counsel, Gerald H. Clark, Esq. showed the defendant failed to properly obey motor vehicle laws and operated his vehicle in a careless manner. Defendant’s counsel alleged that defendant had not make proper observations that lead to the accident. Defendant admitted that he did not see the vehicle when he rear ended it. Defendants reckless operation of the vehicle resulted in the permanent injuries of our client. The case was ultimately settled for $460,000.00.

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