Road rage is very common and is also very dangerous. An incident in Washington Township in July 2012 took the life of a 63-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a road rage accident. Two men who were involved in the car accident have been charged with homicide.
A Bergen County grand jury charged a 22-year-old man from New City, and a 29-year-old man from Saddle Brook, with vehicular homicide. The two men were allegedly tailgating each other and changing lanes back and forth in apparent road rage. The 22-year-old attempted to pass the other vehicle in the exit lane on the right. His car overturned and hit the other vehicle.
During the accident, a passenger from the 22-year-old's car was ejected and killed. The 63-year-old woman was from Teaneck. The accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway.
It was not apparent whether this woman was related to the young man who was partially responsible for the car accident that took her life. However, what is obvious is that someone has lost a loved one, and no amount of retribution or compensation can account for that. The young men are both being held accountable by the law. In one senseless act, they have done significant damage to their futures as well.
Families who lose a loved one through the negligence of others are sometimes able to hold the negligent party accountable for their loss in different ways. They can be compensated for things such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and sometimes even lost wages to the family income.
Source: loud -- The Journal News, "New City man, 22, indicted in fatal NJ road-rage crash" No author given, Apr. 02, 2014