New Jersey roads are not just busy, but are also dangerous due to fast-moving cars and heavy vehicles. Every year, thousands of motor vehicle accidents happen on New Jersey roads. Recently, an accident between a bus and a car in New Jersey left three people injured.
According to reports, the car crash took place around midnight in Jersey City when a New Jersey Transit bus collided with a concrete barrier in an attempt to avoid a car. The Number 87 bus from Hoboken to Jersey City was driving south on Paterson Plank Road. The car involved in the accident, traveling in the same direction, tried to pass the bus by crossing the double yellow line.
The bus driver, in order to avoid a collision with the car, turned the bus sharply in the other direction but, unfortunately, crashed into a concrete barrier. The car that was involved in the accident fled from the scene after the crash occurred. Four passengers and the driver were all on board the New Jersey Transit bus when the accident occurred. Due to the crash, the driver and two passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
An accident such as this clearly highlights the importance of following traffic rules and also demonstrates the dangers associated with negligent driving. A person may sustain serious injuries or may even lose his or her life due to an accident caused by a negligent driver. It is, therefore, very important that a careless and distracted driver is held responsible so that it serves as a lesson to other drivers.
The accident victims had to go through tremendous pain and suffering through no fault of their own. The driver of the car fled the scene of the accident without even thinking about the harm he had caused due to his careless driving. The injured people would be well within their rights to file a personal injury claim against the allegedly negligent driver in order to recover adequate compensation for the injuries that they suffered.
Source: The Jersey Journal, "3 injured in early morning bus accident in Jersey City, officials say," Anthony J. Machchinski, Oct. 31, 2013