Date Published: 2020/03/16
Four people were hospitalized after an unmarked police vehicle crashed into a sedan at an intersection in Hackensack late Friday morning, March 13.
According to reports from the police who responded at the location, the driver of the sedan blew through a stop sign at Euclid Avenue at around 11 a.m., coming into the path of the unmarked Hackensack Police vehicle that was traveling on the southbound lanes of Main Street en route to an emergency call.
The driver of the unmarked police car, a city detective, and three occupants of the sedan all sustained minor injuries from the crash and were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.
The Bergen County is helping with the investigation.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We hope the victims aren’t too badly shaken up and wish them all a speedy recovery from their injuries.
Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.
In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.
We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers