Three people were injured in an auto accident in Haworth, New Jersey after two cars and a police vehicle crashed at an intersection. According to a northjersey.com news report, the crash occurred at the intersection of Haworth Avenue and Maple Street when a car going south on Maple hit the police car traveling west on Haworth. The police cruiser then struck another vehicle that was attempting to turn left on to Maple from eastbound Haworth. The police officer was taken to a local hospital where he was treated, and, released. The drivers of the other cars were also transported to nearby hospitals.
Any time an accident takes place at an intersection, an investigation should be conducted to ascertain who was at fault. This is can be determined by establishing which driver had the right-of-way at the intersection at the time of the accident. It is also important to determine if any of the drivers violated vehicle & traffic laws (e.g. run a red light or stop sign). Those vehicle operators or drivers at fault for an accident as well as the vehicle’s owners can be held accountable for injuries and damages caused as a result of the accident. Those injured, as well as their families may be able to seek compensation to cover medical costs, loss of wages, physical harm, property loss, and, other related damages.
If you have been injured in a New Jersey auto accident, contact an experienced NJ car accident lawyer at Blume Forte. We can provide a no-cost consultation, and, evaluation of your potential claim. Call us at 973-635-5400 to learn how we may be able to help. Remember that there are time limitations to file claims against governmental agencies (e.g., Municipalities, Police Departments, etc.) in New Jersey. If your potential claim involves a governmental entity, such as a police department, consult a lawyer without delay.