Three people were injured in a New Jersey car accident after a car veered into oncoming traffic. According to a news report in The Press of Atlantic City, the car crash occurred on Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township. Officials say a 38-year-old man let his car cross a double yellow line before striking a car driven by a 47-year-old man. The two drivers and a 36-year-old passenger were all trapped inside their vehicles. They all suffered what were described as minor to moderate injuries. The first driver was charged with failure to maintain his lane, as well as failure to wear a seatbelt.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-88 states: “When a roadway has been divided into clearly marked lanes for traffic, drivers of vehicles shall obey the following regulations: a. A vehicle shall normally be driven in the lane nearest the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway when that lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or in preparation for a left turn.”
Victims of negligent drivers would be well advised to speak with an experienced injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the ongoing investigation. At-fault drivers may be held liable for losses such as medical bills, time away from work, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
The experienced New Jersey auto accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein help victims of negligent drivers get fair and full compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car crash, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.