Rutherford, NJ – Tow Truck Driver Struck by Vehicle at Rt 3 Crash Scene

Rutherford, NJ – Tow Truck Driver Struck by Vehicle at Rt 3 Crash Scene

Rutherford, NJ (February 14, 2022) – A tow truck driver responding to a car accident on Route 3 on Saturday, February 12th sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a vehicle from a second accident that took place behind him.

According to police, 31-year-old Robert Thornton, an employee of Nick’s Towing Service, was loading the second of two damaged vehicles onto a flatbed in the westbound lanes of Route 3, in the area of Route 17, at about 10:30 p.m. when another car plowed through the emergency vehicles at the scene and struck Thornton.

Thornton was badly injured and, as of Monday, is still hospitalized in critical condition. 

Two people from the initial accident were also hospitalized, including a pregnant woman.

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

Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Rutherford, NJ - Tow Truck Driver Struck by Vehicle at Rt 3 Crash Scene

Our New Jersey pedestrian injury attorneys know the physical complications that often come with pedestrian injuries. In spite of the state’s myriad safety measures and statutes aimed at promoting pedestrian awareness and safety, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, and walking bridges, pedestrians are still struck by vehicles every single day. These accidents are usually debilitating. Common injuries include things like broken bones, brain damage, and internal bleeding. 

The injuries received by a pedestrian can permanently impact the rest of their life. Due to this, injured pedestrians most likely have grounds to seek financial compensation for their injuries, provided that the accident was the result of driver negligence.  

Learning all events surrounding the accident is crucial to both attorneys and insurance adjustors in establishing the negligence of a driver and moving forward with your New York personal injury claim.  

Rutherford Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a pedestrian accident will ensure you are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our Rutherford personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Rutherford work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after being injured in a serious pedestrian accident.

The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.  

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.