Police say that the pursuit began in Hillside, when a Hillside Police officer attempted to pull over a car in the township, but the driver sped off. Police followed the suspect until the Irvington Township border, where the suspect crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Naden avenue and Wolf Place at around 9:35 a.m.
The suspects then drove down the 40 block of Aventhal, fleeing on foot soon after. Police say the suspects were able to escape and remains at-large.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention.
We’re glad no one was seriously injured in this accident. We hope the suspect is caught and that justice is served.
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 Last Updated : November 29, 2021