Elmwood Park, NJ – Pedestrian Accident Involving Officer on Broadway at AcmeNew Jersey Legal News
Elmwood Park, NJ (August 8, 2019) – A pedestrian accident involving a police officer took place on Broadway in Elmwood Park that led to charges.
The woman, identified as 42-year-old Latonya Hendricks, was initially approached on Broadway around 2:10 p.m. yesterday, August 7 when she stole $205 in merchandise from Acme Markets.
An officer found Hendricks attempting to flee in her vehicle and approached the car. He opened the driver’s side door and tried to prevent her from leaving, which is when she put the vehicle in reverse with the officer still inside.
The officer was dragged along through the parking lot and injured his knee. Hendricks also tried to kick the injured officer a few times.
Hendricks has since been charged and the investigation into the accident continues.
The officer, identified as Matt Ausslander, has since been released from the hospital.
Our sincerest thoughts are warmly extended to the officer injured in this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Hundreds of pedestrians are injured in New Jersey accidents in a year’s time, some of which will find it difficult to return to work and afford the medical bills that pile up against them. In the blink of an eye, a serious pedestrian accident can take place and wreak havoc on your life as you try to get back on your feet. Our experienced personal injury attorneys understand that this is a difficult time in your life and are here to assist you at this time.
At Brady, Brady & Reilly, our accident attorneys have specialized in these types of cases and understand how burdening these crashes can be. We also understand that facing the many laws that dictate these crashes can be a difficult reality to face on your own. As such, we wish to offer our help in your dire time of need. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at (201) 997-0030.
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