Atlantic City, NJ – Officer Struck by Pickup at Scene of Previous Crash on Rt 30NY/NJ Legal News
Atlantic City, NJ (October 12, 2022) – An officer with the Atlantic City Police Department who was working the scene of a traffic accident was hit and injured by the driver of a pickup truck on Sunday, October 9th on Route 30.
The officer was placing road flares across the westbound lanes when he was struck by a driver who failed to yield to emergency vehicles.
Emergency responders transported the injured officer to a local hospital for medical treatment. His current condition is unknown as of Wednesday.
The 46-year-old male driver, a resident of the Manahawkin neighborhood of Stafford, was charged with reckless driving and failure to yield to emergency vehicles. He also had other warrants out for his arrest in Ocean County.
No one was injured in the initial single-vehicle accident when the vehicle left the roadway and ended up in the marsh.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey
Pedestrian injuries are almost always serious due to the tremendous difference in the velocity, weight, and size of the vehicle in contrast to the person. Anytime a person is hit by a car, they typically sustain three distinct points of injury:
- the initial strike of the vehicle’s bumper
- the windscreen or hood
- the asphalt.
The most common pedestrian injuries observed in adult victims are musculoskeletal injuries to the lower extremities. Due to a child’s low center of gravity, they usually endure traumatic brain injuries along with other serious injuries to their head and upper torso.
These impacts can lead to serious injuries including:
- Head trauma/Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Emotional anguish
At Metro Law, our lawyers are painstaking in their efforts to make sure that injured parties have their rights protected so they can begin putting their lives back together after a serious pedestrian accident.
Contact an Atlantic City pedestrian injury lawyer at (800) 469-6476 right away after a pedestrian accident to schedule a free case evaluation.
If you, your spouse, your child, or another family member sustained injuries as a pedestrian on a New Jersey roadway, the law entitles you to bring legal action against the person or persons responsible for your injuries.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.