Kenilworth, NJ – State Trooper Injured On Garden State PkwyNew Jersey Legal News
Kenilworth, NJ (January 13, 2020) – On Saturday night, January 11th, a state trooper was injured after being rear-ended by a vehicle on Garden State Parkway in Kenilworth, New Jersey. The collision occurred in the northbound lanes of the roadway at around 10:35 p.m., according to state police. The officer was attempting to aid a vehicle that had pulled over to the left side of the roadway.
The trooper was parked behind the disabled vehicle, with emergency lights on, when he was rear-ended by an Audi A6. The trooper was inside the car at the time of impact and had to be transported to a nearby hospital. The vehicle was towed away from the scene.
The driver of the Audi, Frantz Petit, of Yonkers, New York, was cited for careless driving. New Jersey State Police are currently investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their families at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in New Jersey
Year after year, rear-end crashes are the most commonly reported collision in the United States. These accidents account for 28 percent of all roadway crashes each year. These crashes are often caused by distracted and inattentive motorists who fail to notice a vehicle is stopped ahead of them.
Reckless drivers are often responsible for rear-end crashes. In the event of an impact, victims often experience whiplash and spinal cord injuries. Injuries parties should consult with a qualified New Jersey car crash attorney to discuss their case.
You want a firm with experience handling personal injury claims. Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC specializes in helping those unfairly injured in a car crash. Give us a call at (201) 997-0030 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.