Paramus: Driver Crashes into Police Car at Accident Scene

Paramus: Driver Crashes into Police Car at Accident Scene >
A 77 year-old driver was hospitalized after her sedan struck two cars, one of which was a Ridgewood police vehicle at a scene of another crash Monday afternoon, February 3.

According to reports from the police officers at the scene, the original crash occurred at the area of Linwood Avenue and Paramus Road. Police officers were at the area investigating the initial crash when the second crash occurred at around 3 p.m.

The 77 year-old driver from Paramus sustained minor injuries from the crash and was issued a careless driving summons. Her vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt from this incident. we hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up from the crash and we wish her a speedy recovery

Vehicular Accidents

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 : February 4, 2022
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