Two people were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving four vehicles. According to a report by The Star Ledger, the injury accident occurred on Cranbury Road in South Brunswick. Officials say the male driver of an SUV veered into oncoming traffic where he struck a subcompact car driven by a woman in her 70s before striking two other vehicles. The woman was critically injured and a driver of one of the other vehicles was hospitalized as well. It is unclear what caused the crash and an investigation is underway.
Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-88: “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.” Additionally, “a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from that lane until the driver has first ascertained that the movement can be made with safety.” Drivers who make a dangerous lane change or who cross into oncoming traffic may be held liable for the damages they cause.
Auto accident injury victims who have suffered losses as a result of negligent drivers can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to fight for victims’ rights and make sure that they receive just compensation for their losses.
The car accident lawyers in South Brunswick at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to protect the best interests of injured victims and their families. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free case evaluation.