Long Branch, NJ – Woman Killed in Collision on MacArthur Ave near Elmwood AveNY/NJ Legal News
Long Branch, NJ (August 15, 2023) – A woman lost her life on Monday when her vehicle was involved in a collision with a police car. Reports show the police car was responding to a 911 call at the time.
Officers from the Long Branch Police Department were responding to a call concerning a break-in at a house at around 4:00 a.m. One of the vehicles collided with a vehicle driven by the suspect in the crime.
The crash happened at the intersection of MacArthur Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. A woman who was a passenger in the suspect’s vehicle lost her life in the collision. She was pronounced deceased at Jersey Shore University Medical Center at around 7:12 a.m., police said.
The driver was arrested and taken to the same hospital for treatment. The officer involved in the collision also received treatment and has been released, reports said. The deceased victim has not been identified at this time.
Police in Long Branch continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
New Jersey Car Crashes
Vehicle wrecks continue to be one of the top reasons people are killed and injured in the state of New Jersey. Every year, numerous people are sent to the hospital with severe injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more, due to auto collisions. Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur at busy intersections throughout the Garden State.
There are many reasons why collisions take place at intersections. One main cause is errors made by drivers. This includes things like running stop signs or red lights, improper turns, or failing to yield the right-of-way. Other times, it’s simply a matter of inattention and not seeing the other vehicle coming in time.
Another leading cause of intersection accidents is when one driver attempts to drive through a yellow light at the last minute and ends up T-boning another vehicle that’s already in the intersection. This is especially dangerous because there’s never enough time for either driver to react and avoid a crash.
There are some instances where weather conditions can contribute to intersection accidents. For example, if it’s snowing, raining, or foggy, and visibility is reduced, it can be more difficult to see other vehicles. Also, slick roads can make it a difficult task to stop in a timely manner if another car suddenly appears in front of you.
Sometimes, people suffer injuries that are so severe they end up losing their lives. If you have recently lost someone you love in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, a Long Branch wrongful death attorney can help you preserve and exercise your legal rights toward compensation. After your loved one’s crash, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. This type of lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation for some of the costs and damages you face.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident due to the negligence of another motorist, Metro Law is the perfect firm to turn to. Our team has over four decades of experience representing victims across the states of New Jersey and New York, earning a proven reputation as dedicated legal advocates. Schedule a free consultation with our team at Metro Law today by calling 800-469-6476 to get started on your case.