Upper Saddle River, NJ – Dad, Two Kids Injured in Crash With Heroin User’s Wrong-Way Vehicle Near Holly Dr

Upper Saddle River, NJ – Dad, Two Kids Injured in Crash With Heroin User’s Wrong-Way Vehicle Near Holly Dr

Upper Saddle River, NJ (February 25, 2022) – A heroin user from Passaic was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Cruze that drifted into oncoming traffic and collided head-first with an SUV driven by a man from Upper Saddle River taking his children to school on Thursday, February 24th. 

The accident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. on West Saddle River Road in the area of Holly Drive. 

The dad and his kids, 9 and 11-years-old, were all taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

During their post-crash investigation, officers discovered heroin in the wrong-way vehicle, driven by former Sparkill and Piermont, NY resident, 41-year-old Elisabeth Feddeck, a former counselor for children with disabilities at New Jersey Children’s Aid and Family Services.

Feddeck was charged with three counts of assault by auto and numerous drug offenses.  She was also issued citations for DWI and other offenses as well.  

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

Drunk and Drugged Driving Accidents in New Jersey

Upper Saddle River, NJ - Dad, Two Kids Injured in Crash With Heroin User's Wrong-Way Vehicle Near Holly Dr

An experienced New Jersey drunk driving accident attorney has seen first-hand how dangerous driving under the influence can be. Although driving while intoxicated is against the law in New Jersey and is associated with strict penalties, like incarceration and fines, drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence are not the only ones impacted by this criminal behavior. 

Sadly, drunk drivers endanger the lives of others when they choose to drive. Accidents involving inebriated drivers usually involve severe or catastrophic injuries and, in some instances, are deadly. Even though it may be easier to show that a drunk driver was negligent and therefore liable for causing your accident and resulting injuries, these kinds of cases often present various challenges for those who were injured.

Due to this, people who have sustained injuries after their involvement in a DWI might have grounds to file a suit for any losses incurred.

Our New Jersey DUI car accident lawyers understand the difficulties that the victims of drunk drivers must endure. We are dedicated to using our resources to get our clients the maximum amount of financial and their lives back on track.

Upper Saddle River Intoxicated Driving Lawyers

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable drunk driving accident attorneys in Upper Saddle River has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.

Following a serious DUI accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of a drunk driver, they should contact a car accident attorney in Upper Saddle River as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

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 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.