A police officer and another driver were injured recently in a car accident that occurred at an intersection in Bergen County. According to NJ.com, the injury accident occurred at Route 17 and Highland Cross in Rutherford. The police vehicle was travelling east when it crashed into a northbound car at the intersection. The police officer was heading toward a traffic stop to assist another officer at the time of the New Jersey injury car crash. It is not clear if the police vehicle had its emergency lights on at the time. The extent of the injuries suffered by the accident victims in this case is also unclear.
Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-91: “The driver of a vehicle upon a highway shall yield the right of way to any authorized emergency vehicle when it is operated on official business.” New Jersey motorists must yield the right of way to emergency vehicles that have their sirens or lights on. When an emergency vehicle does not have emergency lights on, determining liability for a car crash in New Jersey may become more complicated.
Anyone injured in a New Jersey intersection car accident would be well-advised to seek legal guidance from an experienced attorney. Compensation may be available for losses such as medical bills and lost wages. The process of seeking and obtaining such compensation is often complicated, and having the right representation can make all the difference.
The reputed car crash attorneys in Princeton of Lependorf & Silverstein help injured victims of car accidents in New Jersey receive the compensation they need and rightfully deserve after an accident. If you believe that your injuries were caused by a negligent driver, please call our offices at 609-240-0040 to discuss your legal rights and options.