Bergen County, NJ – Two Injured in Car Accident on Godwin Ave near Cross AveNY/NJ Legal News
Bergen County, NJ (October 28, 2022) – Two people sustained injuries in a Wednesday morning auto accident in Bergen County. Reports show that their vehicle struck a utility pole near the United States Postal Service office in Midland Park.
Emergency crews were dispatched to Godwin Avenue south of Cross Avenue at around 4:45 a.m. to render aid to those involved in the wreck. Midland Park police and firefighters along with Ridgewood police were observed at the scene.
What caused the wreck remains unknown at this time. However, a Hyundai hatchback hit and split a pole, tearing down utility wires onto the road. The vehicle then struck the corner of a nearby building a short distance up the street. The vehicle’s front end was significantly damaged in the collision.
Two people present in the vehicle at the time of the crash were injured. Part of Godwin Avenue was closed while utility crews worked to change out the pole and first responders worked at the crash scene.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for their full recovery.
New Jersey Car Crashes
Approximately 61,000 auto accidents are reported in New Jersey per year. A large number of these wrecks end in injuries and death for those involved. Essex County sees more auto accidents than any other county in New Jersey. Millions of individuals sustain serious injuries in auto accidents each year in the United States. Every day, over 17,000 people are hurt in auto collisions in the US. Of these wrecks, about 7,500 people sustain injuries. Sadly, approximately 40,000 people are killed in car wrecks in the United States per year. This is equivalent to the number of people who are killed each year due to gun violence.
When you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries in an auto accident, you may be faced with a number of difficult issues in the aftermath of your wreck. Painful injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens may all arise after you’re seriously hurt in an auto accident. You deserve to be able to make a full recovery in all of these areas of your life without having to worry about one more than the other.
Drivers who act negligently cause severe injuries and death in New Jersey and throughout the US. Currently, distracted driving is the most commonly seen form of driver negligence, causing over 400,000 vehicle collisions per year and taking the lives of over 3,000 annually. This can mainly be attributed to the widespread use of smartphones. The alarming number of individuals who choose to use their phones while driving has risen exponentially in the past decade.
It can be painful and frustrating to be severely injured in an auto crash caused by a negligent driver. When you’re stuck recovering in the hospital, you will most likely be unable to work, meaning you’re missing much-needed paychecks while racking up medical bills. This is stressful all on its own.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim for financial compensation. If you believe that a negligent driver caused your wreck, contacting a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey is in your best interest.
An attorney from Metro Law can help you file a claim if you believe that your injuries were caused by another driver’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions. Driver distraction, intoxication, and over-tiredness are all different forms of driver negligence that can cause severe injuries and even death.
Call our law office as soon as you can to discuss your case and available legal options at (800) 469-6476.
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.