Overview: The trial over a 2010 car crash that left a New Jersey woman dead is currently underway in Superior court. On Wednesday, Plaintiff Fred Seeman gave an emotional testimony as he recalled the details of the car accident that killed his wife of 38 years. The couple had been hit by a drunk driver going nearly 20 miles above the speed limit; the car was driven by former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Benizer. Parker Waichman LLP is representing Seeman in the civil suit, which has been stayed until the criminal charges have been resolved.
- Former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer is accused of killing New Jersey woman Helene Seeman in a car accident that occurred in June 2010
- All parties agree that Amy Locane-Bovenizer was drunk while operating the vehicle; it was the second accident she was involved in that night
- Parker Waichman is representing the Plaintiffs in a civil suit, which is pending until criminal charges are resolved
Fred Seeman and his wife Helene pulled into their driveway in Montgomery New Jersey at around 9pm on June 27, 2010. Moments later, the couple found themselves in the midst of a fatal car accident that left Helene, 60, dead. They had been hit by a drunk driver, former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer.
Locane-Bovenizer seemed to be unaware of the severity of the situation. According to a report in the Daily Record, the former actress prattled on to emergency medical staff, apparently oblivious to the fatality that resulted from the crash. Ali Larcombe, the emergency medical technician at the scene, told Daily Record that “She was in her own world, spaced out…She didn’t have sense of the magnitude. She was, I don’t want to use the word happy, but unaware.”
Mr. Seeman testified in court on Wednesday, describing the accident as feeling like “an unbelievable explosion, like we were hit by a bomb.” Emotions ran high, as he tearfully recounted the details of hearing gurgling noises from his wife at the scene.
All parties agree that Locane-Bovenizer was drunk; her blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. She was also going 18 miles above the legal speed limit. Although the Defense cannot argue that she was under the influence of alcohol, they are attempting to prove that Locane Bovenizer did not act recklessly. The defense claims that the former actress was distracted by another driver, Maureen Ruckelshaus, who had been tailing Locane-Bovenizer after being rear-ended by the intoxicated woman.
Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury firm, is representing Seeman in the civil suit, which has been stayed until the criminal charges have been handled. The motion to stay the civil case was granted by Judge Anne E. Thompson last February.