Police Vehicle Involved In Linden Car Accident By Bower Street And East Elizabeth Avenue
LINDEN, NEW JERSEY (November 30, 2019) – A police vehicle was involved in a car accident near the intersection of Bower Street and East Elizabeth Avenue.
New Jersey police are saying that the police officer was on his way to an incident when they collided with a Camry around 10:00 p.m.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident. A 27-year-old woman had to be extricated from her vehicle and transported to the Newark University Hospital.
An investigation into the cause of the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Linden Police Vehicle Accidents
The police are allowed to perform many maneuvers that would otherwise be illegal if performed by civilian drivers. They can speed, run red lights and drive on the wrong side of the road. But they must be doing this in response to an actual emergency and warn other drivers by using their lights and sirens. Still, emergency vehicles are not allowed to driver with a reckless disregard for the safety of other drivers.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, police departments will often fight vigorously to deny liability for a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After a Police Vehicle Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.