At least two people were injured in a New Jersey car accident, which officials say, was the result of a motorist running a stop sign at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Asbury Park Press, the car crash occurred at Squankum Yellowbrook Road and West Farms Road in Howell. Officials say a 78-year-old Freehold man drove a car through the intersection and crashed into a pickup truck driven by a 47-year-old man from Toms River. Both drivers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car was issued a summons for failure to stop or yield.
New Jersey motorists are required by law to obey all traffic signals and traffic safety devices. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-120.9: “The driver of a motor vehicle shall observe and obey an official traffic control device erected at a public-private intersection in the same manner as those erected at any other intersection.” Drivers who fail to obey a traffic control device, in addition to facing citations, may also be held civilly liable for the damages they cause.
Victims of negligent drivers should speak with a personal injury lawyer to help them pursue financial compensation for their car crash injuries. In such cases, at-fault drivers can be held accountable for medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation services, lost wages and other related damages.
A skilled NJ auto accident lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein can hold negligent drivers accountable for the damages they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car accident, please call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a complimentary consultation.