Egg Harbor, NJ – Officer Injured When Driver Runs Stop Sign at Spruce and Franklin Ave

Egg Harbor, NJ – Officer Injured When Driver Runs Stop Sign at Spruce and Franklin Ave

Egg Harbor, NJ (August 15, 2022) – Authorities from Egg Harbor Township said that a police officer was injured during a collision on Tuesday, August 9th when a driver ran a stop sign.

The incident took place at about 8:15 a.m. in the area of Franklin Avenue and Spruce Avenue. 

According to police, the officer was heading northbound along Spruce Avenue in a marked police SUV when another driver, Bayville resident 40-year-old Michael Knapp, reportedly failed to come to a stop at a westbound stop sign on Franklin Avenue.

The officer was transported by paramedics to Shore Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Knapp was cited for failure to yield the right of way and careless driving.

Traffic was rerouted for nearly an hour as the scene was cleared and the accident was investigated. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

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Egg Harbor, NJ - Officer Injured When Driver Runs Stop Sign at Spruce Ave and Franklin Ave

When car accidents take place, there are usually several victims that receive physical injuries and damage to their vehicles. If you were not the at-fault driver in a car accident, then you will not be held liable. This means that you will be eligible to pursue compensation for your damages from the driver who was at fault, as well as your insurance company.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the United States has seen a rise of more than 11% in car accidents in 2015. As the country’s population grows, the number of new, inexperienced, irate, thoughtless, distracted, and reckless drivers on the road grows right along with it. Our congested roadways are just one of the myriad reasons for the higher rate of vehicle crashes.

The Metro Law firm has fought vigorously on behalf of their injured clients to make sure their legal rights are guarded after being harmed in an avoidable accident within the state. After a vehicle accident, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

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.