Little Ferry, NJ – Officer, Driver Injured During Rt 46 Crash at Liberty AveNY/NJ Legal News
Little Ferry, NJ (August 26, 2022) – A Little Ferry police officer and a driver from Lodi both sustained injuries when their vehicles collided on Route 46 on Friday, August 26th.
The crash occurred at about 11:00 a.m. in the area of Liberty Avenue in Little Ferry as the officer made a lefthand turn onto Route 46, lights and sirens activated, to make a traffic stop.
A woman driving a Nissan Altima on Route 46 failed to observe the patrol car and continued through the intersection. She swerved to avoid striking the police vehicle but ended up crashing into the back of it.
Both the officer and the woman, whose airbag deployed, were taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center.
The roadway was shut down as wreckers arrived to tow the vehicles and police conducted an investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersection Accidents in New Jersey
Recovering your damages after an intersection accident in New Jersey can be difficult. The insurance adjuster will most likely offer you a low settlement that does not cover all your damages or deny your claim entirely.
Our New Jersey intersection accident attorneys can help you get the damages you are entitled to under the law.
A bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration studied data regarding intersection accidents and discovered that:
- Crashes at intersections with stop signs or traffic signals are most often caused by illegal maneuvers or driver distraction.
- Lefthand turn accidents are usually the result of misjudgment of another motorist’s speed and distance or an obstructed view.
- Collisions involving righthand turns at intersections with stop signs are often the result of an incorrect assumption of another motorist’s actions.
- Male drivers are more prone to causing intersection accidents by performing illegal turns, incorrectly presuming another motorist’s actions, and speeding, whereas female drivers are more inclined to be distracted.
- Where senior citizens are concerned, common causes of intersection accidents include misjudging another motorist’s speed and distance, along with failing to look.
If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
Our satisfied clients are a reflection of the care and hard work we show to every case.
Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents.
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.