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Student's crash kills New Jersey school superintendant

When someone is hit and killed by a motor vehicle, the police will investigate the accident and look to see if the driver was impaired in any way, distracted or responsible in some other way for the crash. When a final report is released by the police, fault is assessed.

In a recent accident in Robbinsville, the school superintendent for the Mercer County School District was killed while jogging with his dog. The driver of the vehicle that struck the 52-year-old man was a 17-year-old student at Robbinsville High School.

The superintendent had been with the school district since July 2009. He was married with three sons. All of the schools in the district were closed the day of the accident as well as the next day.

The student had been trying to get to school to leave for a trip to New York City. After the accident, she was taken to a crisis center. The mayor of the township said that he had texted the superintendent after hearing that the crash involved a student to see how he should handle the situation. The mayor didn't know that the superintendent, as well as his dog, were the victims in the accident.

According to the police department, the accident is still under investigation. No citations were issued on the day of the crash. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is also investigating the wreck.

When tragedy occurs due to a car accident, the victim and the family may not know how to proceed. However, it's important for them to learn about their legal options during this difficult time.

Source: Philly.com, "N.J. teen's car hits and kills superintendent," Julie Shaw, April 20, 2016

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