Oakland, NJ – Multiple Injuries, Teen Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Skyline Dr

Oakland, NJ – Multiple Injuries, Teen Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Skyline Dr

Oakland, NJ (June 27, 2022) – An 18-year-old driver from West Milford was med-flighted to a regional trauma center in serious condition after a head-on collision on Monday, June 27th on Skyline Drive in Oakland.

The teen’s southbound Toyota Corolla drifted across the double-yellow line and crashed into an oncoming Ford van driven by a 64-year-old woman from Ringwood at about 1:30 p.m.

Borough fire crews extricated the teen, who was transferred by members of the Oakland First Aid Squad to Indian Hills High School. He was then loaded into Hackensack University Medical Center’s AirMed One medical helicopter and airlifted to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson. 

The other driver was transported by paramedics to HUMC in non-critical condition. 

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Investigations Unit was requested to the scene, as the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification conducted an investigation.

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

Head-On Accidents and Driver Liability in New Jersey

Oakland, NJ - Multiple Injuries, Teen Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Skyline Dr

If a head-on crash was caused by another motorist’s irresponsible behavior, then seriously injured victims could be entitled to file a suit against them. 

Your basic compensatory damages could cover multiple damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Vehicle replacement or repair
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income

In New Jersey, as in many other states, liability is determined via a system of modified comparative fault. This means victims are only expected to prove that the other driver was at least 51% responsible for the crash. Once this is proven, they are allowed to seek compensation for any losses resulting from the event.

In New Jersey, injured victims can pursue compensatory, general, and punitive damages. A claimant seeking compensatory damages is involved in just about every single head-on collision case that goes to court. Winning your case means that you will be awarded economic recovery for any injuries and property damage that you have endured. 

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. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact the car accident lawyers at Metro Law in New Jersey by calling (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.