Fair Lawn, NJ – Couple Injured in DUI Crash on River RdNew Jersey Legal News
Fair Lawn, NJ (March 22, 2020) – A man from Butler, New Jersey was reportedly driving under the influence when he struck another vehicle in Fair Lawn on Friday, March 13th. William Bateson, 37, was traveling south in a 1999 Acura on River Road near Fair Lawn Avenue when he rear-ended a 2014 Mercedes at around 11:30 a.m. Bateson appeared to be under the influence and was taken into custody following the crash.
The 46-year-old man driving the Mercedes and his female passenger, 48, both complained of neck pain after the collision. Bateson was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment of sustained injuries. He was charged with multiple counts, including two counts of assault by automobile, being under the influence of drugs while driving, reckless driving, careless driving, and DWI.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
New Jersey DUI Collisions
Drivers who get behind the wheel intoxicated are responsible for more than their fair share of deadly crashes nationwide. These drivers pose a serious risk to themselves and others across the roads and highways of New Jersey. 1.5 percent of drivers in the state admit to driving after having too much to drink in the past month.
From 2003 to 2012, 1,816 people were killed in drunk driving collisions in New Jersey. When you’re injured by a drunk driver, you can hold them liable for your injuries and resulting damages. A skilled New Jersey DUI crash attorney can aid injured parties in pursuing lost compensation.
At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, your case is in good hands, and we’ll fight for your legal right to compensation. Innocent victims should never have to pay for the negligence of another driver. Contact us today at (201) 997- 0030 to discuss your case.
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