A 23-year-old woman was critically injured in a New Jersey car accident after a 2008 Ford F-350 ran a red light and struck her Toyota. According to a news report in The Daily Record, the car crash occurred at the intersection of Route 23 and Morse Avenue in Butler. Officials say a 26-year-old Hewitt man drove his pickup through a red light and collided with the victim’s 1997 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be extricated from her vehicle. The driver of the Ford was charged with careless driving, disregard of a traffic control device, and failing to exhibit a valid insurance document.
According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-97, “A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.” There are many potential forms of negligent driving that can result in a careless driving citation including distracted driving, excessive speeding, and failing to obey a traffic control device.
Victims of serious injury accidents have it in their best interest to reach out to a skilled Princeton intersection crash attorney. If it can be determined that the at-fault driver was negligent, then financial compensation may be available for medical bills, lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, and other related damages. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can even help victims who have been hurt in an accident involving someone with inadequate or no insurance.
The experienced law team at Lependorf & Silverstein knows how to hold negligent drivers accountable for the damages they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey accident, please call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.