Four people were injured in a New Jersey intersection accident involving an Ocean Ride bus. According to a news report in The Berkeley Patch, the bus accident occurred on Woodbury Court at Edgebrook Drive in Berkeley. Officials say the 86-year-old driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis hit the gas instead of the brakes and ran through a stop sign. His vehicle veered into the wrong lane and collided with the bus.
Three passengers in the car suffered significant injuries and a bus passenger suffered head injuries. All four victims were treated at the scene of the crash and transported to a nearby hospital. According to the report, the driver responsible for the crash will face a careless driving citation.
Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-144: “No driver of a vehicle or street car shall enter upon or cross an intersecting street marked with a “stop” sign unless the driver has first brought the vehicle or street car to a complete stop, and shall proceed only after yielding the right of way to all traffic on the intersecting street which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.”
Victims of careless or reckless drivers can pursue compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Victims may be able to find compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, lost wages and other damages. In cases involving a bus, the bus company may share responsibility for the victim’s losses as well, depending on the circumstances.
The skilled Princeton bus accident injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of handling car accidents and bus accidents in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.