Appellate Division Allows Wrongful Death Suit Involving Uninsured Driver to Proceed
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