Seven people including an infant were injured in a Jersey City car accident which officials say involved three vehicles. According to a news report in The Jersey Journal, the injury crash happened at the intersection of Marin Boulevard and 12th Street outside the Holland Tunnel. Officials say one of the vehicles triggered a chain-reaction collision and then left the scene. All of the seven injured victims were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Jersey City police are still looking for the hit and run driver.
Negligent drivers cause a number of New Jersey car accidents. Examples of negligent or reckless driving include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, speeding, and failure to yield the right-of-way at intersections. Drivers who run a red light or make unsafe turns at intersections, in addition to facing citations for the traffic violations, can also be held financially liable for the victims’ injuries. In addition, New Jersey law requires motorists to stop immediately and remain at the scene of the crash. Leaving the scene of an injury accident is a serious offense under New Jersey law.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, please remember that you do have rights. If the hit and run driver is not apprehended, or if a driver is uninsured or underinsured, victims can seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of their own auto insurance policies.
The experienced hit and run accident lawyers in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein help injured car accident victims get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey auto accident, please call our offices today at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.