Mathematician from ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Dies on the NJ Turnpike

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 12:52pm by

Photo of a car accidentOn Saturday, May 23rd, the world of mathematics was dealt a blow. John Forbes Nash Jr. and his wife Alicia Nash succumbed to their injuries after being thrown from a taxi cab. Nash was known for his groundbreaking mathematics work, including his work on game theory, and he was the inspiration for the Russell Crowe movie, A Beautiful Mind. His wife Alicia was known for caring for her husband as he battled with schizophrenia, and they are survived by their son.

Police reports indicate that a Ford Crown Victoria was passing a Chrysler in the New Jersey Turnpike’s southbound center lane when it lost control. The Crown Vic slammed into the center guard rail, which caused the Chrysler and the taxi cab carrying the Nashes to crash. The cab driver was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and a passenger in the Chrysler was treated for neck pain.

Unfortunately, traffic accidents are a common everyday occurrence. In 2013 there were around 5.5 million traffic crashes, and 30,057 were fatal. Most of these accidents are the result of human error, distracted driving, or driving while under the influence, and they can cause massive damages and suffering.

An Attorney Can Help You with Your Accident Case

No one can replace a lost loved one, but sudden costs like medical bills or funeral expenses can be dealt with. A wrongful death lawsuit can help cover those costs, and Targan & Pender has experience helping victims with these cases. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an auto accident, visit our accidents page to see what we can do to help you, and watch our blog for news and information about keeping yourself safe on the roads of New Jersey.

Targan & Pender, P.C.—Atlantic City Injury Attorneys



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