In the published opinion, Memudu v. Gonzalez, et. al., the Appellate Division declined to apply the statutory bar of N.J.S.A. 39:6A-4.5(a) to a plaintiff’s claim involving the second of two accidents occurring at the same location approximately a half hour apart and found that the decedent was not “operating” the uninsured vehicle at the time of the second collision. Id. at *2.
On October 26, 2019, the decedent was driving a 2007 Lexus southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike in Edison when he was rear-ended