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Woman Killed In Franklin Car Accident With Police Vehicle

New Jersey State Police Investigating Franklin Collision Involving Marked Police Vehicle

Woman Killed In Franklin Car Accident With Police Vehicle

FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY (June 30, 2024) – A 19-year-old woman has tragically died after a Franklin car accident on State Route 23 at Walsh Street.

Franklin officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:41 a.m. on Memorial Day. A police officer was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. A 19-year-old was critically injured in a crash and taken to the hospital.

Despite life-saving measures, she was pronounced dead at the hospital. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For New Jersey Police Vehicle Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in collisions with police vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, “In 2022, 224 people died in crashes involving emergency vehicles. Half of these deaths were occupants of non-emergency vehicles (50%). Deaths among pedestrians accounted for another 22%, while emergency vehicle drivers represented 16% and emergency vehicle passengers accounted for about 8% of the deaths.” Police officers should take a number of measures in order to avoid collisions.

  • Police officers should use their lights and sirens when responding to actual emergencies.
  • Police officers should slow down in areas with heavy traffic.
  • Police officers should check their blind spots before making turns.

All police officers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing collisions. They must use their lights and sirens when responding to emergencies. If a police officer is not responding to an emergency, they must obey the rules of the road, as would any other driver. When a police officer fails to exercise due care in order to avoid causing a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Several steps should be taken after any police vehicle collision.

  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • It should be determined if the officer was responding to an emergency.
  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

The vast majority of police vehicle accidents are preventable. They tend to involve officers who are violating traffic regulations. Sadly, police departments will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility if one of their officers is involved in a collision. The family of any person who died in a collision with a police vehicle may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Franklin Police Vehicle Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who died in this collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Franklin police vehicle accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.