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30 January 2018

SOUTH AMBOY: Car Accident At YMCA Killed One Man And Left Three People Injured Following Brake Failure On South Broadway Street


SOUTH AMBOY fatal collision: Car Accident At YMCA Killed One Man And Left Three People Injured Following Break Failure On South Broadway Street; Car Crash Under Investigation

Bollard Posts May Have Prevented Deadly Accident In Front of YMCA; Fatal Car Accident On South Broadway Street and John T. O’Leary Boulevard Remains Under Investigation 

SOUTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY (January 30, 2018) – One man was killed and three people in a car were seriously injured after a vehicle traveling down South Broadway Street ran into the front of a YMCA community center.

South Amboy authorities are saying that the car accident took place around 5:00 p.m. when the driver of the car lost his brakes. Authorities are saying the driver of the car whose brakes failed had to be taken to the hospital.

The man standing outside of the YMCA waiting for his child was seriously injured in the crash and thrown into the front doors of the YMCA. Tragically, he was later pronounced dead after being hit by the car.

All of the victims that were injured were taken to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing.


The companies that manufacture car brakes have a responsibility to make sure that they are reasonably safe and not likely to malfunction. Unfortunately, design defects with car brakes may contribute to accidents. The manufacturer of the brakes may be liable due to a variety of potential design defects associated with the drums, rotors, break lines or anti-lock systems. In addition to product liability claims, a company like the YMCA may be liable for a dangerous condition on their property. For example, thousands of pedestrians are involved in accidents every year when vehicles run into storefronts. In order to combat this trend pedestrian safety experts recommend utilizing bollard posts.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic car accident that killed one man at the YMCA and injured three people. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. We sincerely hope that investigators will examine what happened thoroughly for the sake of all of those that have been affected. Steps need to be taken to prevent similar accidents in the future. Bollard posts at the entrance of this YMCA could help protect pedestrians from errant drivers.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident due to a brake failure, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.