Four people were injured in a New Jersey car accident, which officials say may have involved an unsafe left turn. According to The Press of Atlantic City, the car crash occurred at Lombard Street and Leipzig Avenue in Hamilton Township. Officials say a 50-year-old woman driving a Volkswagen failed to yield the right of way when she turned left at the intersection, striking an oncoming Hyundai. The 19-year-old driver of the Hyundai and the 50-year-old driver of the Volkswagen were injured in the crash. Two female passengers in the Hyundai, ages 19 and 20, were hospitalized with unknown injuries. The report does not mention if the driver of the Volkswagen was cited for the New Jersey car crash.
According to 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.”
Injured drivers and passengers would be well advised to discuss their legal rights and options with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their rights are protected. In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, injured victims may seek compensation from at-fault motorists for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
The knowledgeable intersection auto accident lawyers in NJ at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of handling street intersection accidents throughout the state. We know how to hold negligent motorists accountable for their actions and how to get victims fair compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car crash, please call our offices today at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost consultation.