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Accident with police car in New Jersey leads to injury suit

An accident that took place in 2012 is now the subject of a lawsuit because the driver of the car that was struck is seeking compensation for injuries that were suffered in the wreck. The original accident occurred when the woman, who was driving a small Honda Civic, was run into at an intersection in New Jersey by a police car.

The crash took place out on Route 206, and it happened at around 10:20 p.m. The woman was crossing over the road, but a police car went through the red light and ran into her car. She says that the police officer was not using the siren or the lights, so she had no indication that the patrol car was coming. The police report backs up this statement.

On top of that, the woman claims that the officer was distracted at the time of the accident because she was on her cellphone. The ensuing accident damaged the Honda and then pushed it off of the road, where it eventually stopped when it crashed into a tree.

The police have indicated that the car was in pursuit when it crashed, despite the fact that the lights and siren were not being used.

In the lawsuit, the woman claims that she has been injured to the point that she will need future medical care. The suit also claims that the injuries have been very painful and that they have limited her activities. The police, however, say that she only had minor injuries.

A car accident that leads to any injuries at all, no matter how extensive, could be just cause for a case seeking compensation. Drivers need to know what rights they have whenever they are injured by someone else.

Source: Mount Olive Chronicle, "Suit seeks damages for accident with police car" Phil Garber, May. 02, 2014

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