A motor vehicle accident in Hamilton Township NJ resulted in injuries to a driver and also knocked out power in the area.
The car crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. on a Friday night. The Hamilton Township Police Division received a call about a car accident on Route 33 at Paxson Avenue in Hamilton, New Jersey. Police officers and firefighters were soon dispatched to the area, where they encountered a scary accident scene.
According to authorities, the single-vehicle accident resulted in a car leaving the roadway and slamming into a utility pole. The utility pole snapped, causing power lines and wires to fall to the ground and causing a major power outage that ran from Paxson Avenue to Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton, NJ. This was a big issue for nearby businesses, which include many restaurants and retail stores that typically stay open late for customers on Friday nights.
In addition to causing power to go down throughout the area, the car accident also prompted local law enforcement to close down Route 33 while they worked to clear the crash scene. The highway shutdown was deemed necessary because that section of the road was impassible due to the collapsed power lines.
Meanwhile, the injured driver was briefly treated at the accident scene before being transported to a nearby hospital. Shortly after the car accident, the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters reported on its Facebook page that the severity of the driver’s injuries was not yet known.
At this time, it is unclear what might have caused the car accident. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, it’s possible that the injured driver could potentially be in a position to file a personal injury claim for damages. For example, if he swerved his vehicle in order to avoid a negligent driver on the roadway, he may be able to sue the other driver for negligence. Or if the accident was caused by a defective auto part, the injured driver may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective part.
For additional information about this personal injury case, read the following article: Crash on Rt. 33 in Hamilton injures driver, knocks out power