Four people were injured in a recent New Jersey car accident, which officials say involved three vehicles. According to The Gloucester County Times, the multiple vehicle collision occurred at New Brooklyn Road/County Route 536 and Jones Road in Monroe Township. Officials say a 17-year-old driver encroached on the travel lane while making a left and struck a 2001 Honda Accord with his 1995 BMW 318, which then struck a 2007 Toyota Highlander.
The 35-year-old male driver of the Honda suffered multiple serious injuries and had to be extricated from his vehicle by emergency crews. A 45-year-old female passenger in the Highlander suffered neck and leg injuries. A 16-year-old girl traveling in the BMW suffered serious lower body injuries and the driver suffered minor injuries. The teen driver may face charges in connection with this New Jersey injury crash.
Drivers attempting to turn left at an intersection must yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-90: “The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.” When a motorist fails to yield the right-of-way, he or she may be held financially liable for the injuries and damages caused in addition to facing criminal charges or citations.
The experienced Princeton intersection accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have helped injured victims of car accidents obtain fair and full compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free, comprehensive, and confidential consultation.