A 29-year-old Paterson woman was injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident when a police car struck her. According to a news report in The Verona-Cedar Grove Times, the accident occurred at Pompton Avenue and Bortic Road in Cedar Grove. The injured victim of this crash was struck by a police vehicle as it attempted to make a left hand turn onto Pompton Avenue. The woman was hospitalized with leg and head injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
New Jersey law requires vehicles to yield right-of-way to pedestrians walking in crosswalks. Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-32, pedestrians must not cross the street “against a stop signal or traffic device.” Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to vehicles that have already entered an intersection.
Only after a thorough investigation can liability be determined for a New Jersey pedestrian accident. If the driver is determined to have been at-fault, they could be held liable for the injuries, damages, and losses caused by the accident. If a dangerous intersection or roadway led to the pedestrian accident in New Jersey, the municipal agency responsible for maintaining that street intersection could also be held legally responsible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident, the experienced Princeton pedestrian accident attorneys of Lependorf & Silverstein will help you understand your legal rights and options. We examine the details of an accident to assess liability and to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Call us today 609-240-0040 for a free consultation.