A motor vehicle accident that occurred on Dec. 24 left a driver in critical condition, and he is facing potential criminal charges. According to reports, a 45-year-old man injured at the scene was rushed to Morristown Medical Center and remains hospitalized.
The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. when the 45-year-old man crossed into the northbound lanes of Route 206 and collided with a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old man. Paramedics took both drivers to Morristown Medical Center. While the driver hit in the accident is in stable condition, the driver responsible for the crash remains in serious condition.
The local fire department arrived at the scene to cut the two cars apart and rescue the injured drivers. Due to police finding unnamed items at the crash site, the Sussex County prosecutor's office says that charges will be filed against the 45-year-old.
An individual who has caused a crash could be facing criminal charges for the incident if officers find evidence that the at-fault driver engaged in negligent or reckless behavior prior to the wreck. In the event an injured person decides to file a civil claim, a lawyer representing the victim could use the criminal charges as well as reconstruction reports and witness accounts to help build a strong case against the liable party. If compensation is awarded to the victim, it could help pay for his or her hospital expenses, additional medical treatment fees and costs to repair or replace a damaged vehicle. Reimbursement could also be sought for wages lost during the recovery period.
Source: WVVA.com, "Charges pending in Frankford crash," Dec. 28, 2014
Source: New Jersey Herald, "Charges pending in Frankford crash", December 26, 2014