Posted On: April 6, 2012 by Lependorf & Silverstein

New Jersey Car Accident Caused by Driver Running Stop Sign

A 31-year-old male driver, a 64-year-old female driver, and her passenger were all injured in a recent New Jersey auto accident involving a car running through a stop sign. According to a news report in The Tom’s River Patch, the car crash occurred at the intersection of Forman Avenue and Route 35 North in Point Beach. Officials say the female driver from Toms River failed to stop her red Subaru Forrester at an intersection before crashing into a Hyundai. The driver of the Hyundai was transported to the hospital on a stretcher and in a neck brace. The Subaru driver and her passenger both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She was cited for causing the accident.

Under New Jersey Traffic Law 39:4-144: “No driver of a vehicle or street car shall enter upon or cross an intersecting street marked with a ‘stop’ sign unless the driver has first brought the vehicle or street car to a complete stop at a point within five feet of the nearest crosswalk or stop line marked upon the pavement at the near side of the intersecting street and shall proceed only after yielding the right of way to all traffic on the intersecting street which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.”

It is common for intersection accidents to involve a motorist failing to obey traffic control devices such as stop signs and traffic signals. Victims of these types of accidents may pursue financial compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

The experienced intersection car crash attorneys in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein help victims of negligent drivers pursue compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and other related damages. To discuss your car accident case, please call our offices today at (609) 240-0040.