Bergen County Police Searching for Driver Who Allegedly Crashed into Patrol Car in Little Ferry, Left Scene of Accident
The officer police was driving his patrol car Little Ferry when the accident happened. As the officer drove his vehicle in the right lane of Route 46 westbound, another car allegedly caused him to crash. According to law enforcement, the other vehicle was a black 2005 Audi A4.
The accident occurred when the Audi reportedly attempted to enter the patrol officer’s lane.
The officer had to swerve his vehicle in order to avoid the other car. However, he was unable to maintain control of his police cruiser because the road was icy and wet.
The police vehicle finally came to a stop when it crashed into a utility pole near Grand Street.
After the crash, the victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. He received medical treatment for his injuries, which are not considered life threatening.
The driver of the Audi drove away after the accident.
The Bergen County detective bureau is now conducting an investigation and trying to locate the other car.
If the suspect is eventually identified and located, they could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, leaving the scene of an accident can be classified as a criminal offense when the offender knowingly leaves the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury to another person. The crime is classified as a third degree felony, which means a conviction could result in a sentence of up to 5 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Bergen County Police Officer Injured in Little Ferry Car Crash.”