New Jersey Mayor Convicted for Hit and Run Accident

The hit-and-run conviction of a former mayor of a northern New Jersey city was upheld by an appeals court recently for a 2003 snowmobile accident that left a local teen with severe leg injuries. According to this article, former Andover mayor David Mosner was sentenced to serve nine months in jail for hitting 17-year-old David MacInnis with his snowmobile on a rural road and leaving the scene of the accident.

During the trial, a jury found Mosner guilty of assault by auto and leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries. At the appeals trial, Mosner argued that he should have been allowed to enter a pretrial intervention program and avoid having to serve jail time. He also challenged the legality of a police search. However the appeals court upheld the decision of the earlier trial and Mosner will have to serve his nine-month jail sentence.

Hit-and-run accidents claim the lives of countless New Jersey residents each year and many more victims are left with severe injuries, whether they are hit by a car, truck, snowmobile, or another type of vehicle. If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed in a New Jersey hit-and-run accident, the New Jersey personal injury law firm Lependorf & Silverstein may be able to help. Their experienced New Jersey car accident lawyers work hard to help their clients receive the compensation they deserve and hold those who caused the accident responsible for their actions.

With their legal counsel and assistance, victims of hit-and-run accidents-or any other types of personal injury accidents-can get compensation to offset the steep costs of medical treatment, physical rehabilitation, loss of income and other accident-related costs. To schedule a free consultation with experienced New Jersey auto accident attorneys, call Lependorf & Silverstein today at 609-240-0040.