The estate of a man who was killed when an automobile crossed the median on Route 80 and struck his car recently settled their wrongful death suit against the NJ Department of Transportation for $2.5 million. In 2008, the decedent was driving on Route 80 eastbound when his car was struck by a vehicle that had been involved in a multi-car accident on the opposite side of the roadway and crossed over a large grass median at a high rate of speed. According to plaintiff’s lawyer, the DOT had identified this area as the third most dangerous site in NJ for crossover accidents as early as 2003 and planned to remedy the situation. The state argued that it had no notice of a dangerous condition at the site and that it was entitled to immunity under the NJ Tort Claims Act. The case settled after pre-trial mediation.