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Mount Olive – Man in Hit-and-run Escapes with Minor Injuries

Mount Olive – Man in Hit-and-run Escapes with Minor Injuries

A hit-and-run crash that happened in the early morning of Monday, October 21 in Route 80 left a man with minor injuries.

State Police Trooper Charles Marchan who is part of the team investigating the accident, confirmed the crash occurred at milepost 26 in the Mount Olive portion of Route 80, where it merges with Route 206, at around 5:30 a.m Monday.

The victim, identified as 35 year-old Danny Guerrini from Green Township says that he was traveling eastbound on the slow lane of Route 80 when a vehicle in the middle lane veered into his lane after it turned on its blinker and struck his car. Guerrini added that moments later, a Toyota Corolla that was merging onto Route 80 from the Route 206 ramp also struck his vehicle, sandwiching his car. Guerrini eventually lost control of his vehicle, a Ford F-150 pick up truck, and it went off the roadway to the right. His vehicle then hit a guardrail, flipping six times a few seconds later.

Guerrini also said that he was shocked after the accident happened because he expected to severely injured. He was surprised that he was able to free himself from his overturned pickup truck and was able to walk away with very minor injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla stayed at the scene of the accident and was cooperative with the police. The other driver fled the scene. State troopers identified the incident as a hit-and-run after getting statements from several witnesses. Police are still looking for the other vehicle involved in the crash. Witnesses say the vehicle was a dark-sedan and could not tell if the driver was male or female.

New Jersey law states that first and foremost, the driver involved must not leave the scene. This is true even if the collision only involved the driver’s car alone. Drivers involved in a hit and run are subject to hefty fines. Fines will be added depending on whether there are damages to property and if there were people injured in the accident. Their driver’s license may also lose their license for up to a year and may face jail time depending on the severity of the accident. Responsibility is assigned to the person who is the registered owner of the vehicle if no one can be identified as the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. Victims of a hit-and-run can seek compensation from the driver who hit them.

If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.

Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.

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