Three people were injured in a head-on collision recently on Main Road in Vineland, New Jersey, according to The News of Cumberland County. Officials say that the driver of a Jeep let the vehicle cross the double yellow line before crashing head-on into a Mercury Mariner. Both drivers and a passenger in the Mercury were hospitalized with complaints of pain, though none were reported to be seriously injured. It is what may have caused the driver of the Jeep to drift into oncoming traffic.
Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-86: “The driver of a vehicle shall not drive to the left side of the center line of a highway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless the left side is clearly visible and free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit the overtaking and passing to be made in safety.” Motorists responsible for veering into oncoming traffic may be held liable for any accidents or injuries they cause.
Injured victims of New Jersey car accidents often suffer substantial physical and financial damages. Compensation may be available for these losses through civil litigation. A successful personal injury claim may result in compensation for medical bills, therapy costs, time away from work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
The knowledgeable New Jersey car crash attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein help victims who have been injured by a negligent driver receive the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in New Jersey, please contact us at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help you.