Princeton Woman Injured in Single-Vehicle Car Accident

Police in Princeton NJ are investigating a traffic accident that resulted in a local woman being hospitalized.

According to authorities, the 56-year-old victim was driving her 1997 Ford Expedition on Mercer Street near Hale Drive when she lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the road.

The SUV ultimately came to a stop when it struck a large, uprooted tree on the side of the road.

Sometime later, emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that the woman was trapped inside the vehicle. The emergency responders eventually removed the woman from the SUV.

Police said that the driver suffered minor injuries in the accident. After the driver was extricated from the vehicle, she was transported to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, where she received medical treatment for her injuries.

In addition to causing bodily injuries to the driver, the accident also resulted in extensive damage to the front end of the SUV.

Police had to shut down Mercer Street for roughly one hour after the accident. Once the woman was taken to the hospital and the debris was removed from the street, police reopened the road for traffic.

Princeton police indicated that the accident is currently under investigation. At this time, the driver has not been charged with reckless driving or careless driving.

To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Princeton Woman Hospitalized After Crashing into Tree.”

Car Reportedly Hits Pedestrians Crossing Road in Princeton NJ

Princeton NJ police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that seriously injured two people.

A 54-year-old West Windsor man, accompanied by his 8-year-old son, attempted to cross Washington Road in Princeton when he was reportedly struck by a car. According to authorities, the 8-year-old child was also hit by the vehicle.

The two victims had been riding their bikes, but they stopped to walk the bikes across Washington Road at a towpath.

Police said that a Honda Accord stopped so that the man and his son could get across the road safely. However, as they reached the shoulder of the road, a 2005 Jeep Liberty tried to pass the Honda and allegedly hit the two pedestrians.

According to police, the driver of the Jeep Liberty was a 28-year-old Dayton NJ resident.

Shortly after the accident, the adult victim was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton to be treated for his injuries. Meanwhile, the son was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Thankfully, neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident.

Princeton police officers are currently investigating to determine if criminal charges should be filed.

If police ultimately determine that the driver of the car in this case acted recklessly, he could be charged with reckless driving. This is a very serious criminal charge that can potentially result in the offender being sentenced to up to 2 months in jail.

Additionally, the driver could be subject to significant civil penalties as a result of the pedestrian accident. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle in the State of New Jersey is expected to share the road with bicyclists and remain attentive when pedestrians attempt to cross the road. If a motor vehicle driver fails to yield or negligently hits a pedestrian or bicyclist, they may be liable for any injuries suffered by the victim.

To learn more about this incident, read the NJ.com article entitled “Pedestrian Accident in Princeton Seriously Injures Father, 8-Year-Old Son.”

KCR Represents Victim of Child Sexual Abuse in Lawsuit Against American Boychoir

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson partner Jerrold Kamensky is stepping up the pressure in his second case against the American Boychoir.

This is another case brought on behalf of an adult male who was sexually abused while a student at the American Boychoir (formerly Columbus Boychoir) in Princeton, NJ. The case is unusual because the abuse occurred more than 40 years ago. Nonetheless, KCR is moving to have the Statute of Limitations extended pursuant to New Jersey’s unique laws concerning sexual abuse cases.

New Jersey sexual abuse laws allow for the statute of limitations to be tolled, or stopped, until such time as the victim knew that he had been sexually abused. In these kinds of cases, the traumatic nature of the injury means that the victim often does not become aware of the injuries until adulthood.

Jerrold Kamensky is passionate about protecting the legal rights of childhood sexual abuse victims. Says Kamensky: “We have successfully argued in the past that children bury the knowledge of their pain and its harm, which then surfaces in adulthood in dangerous behaviors such as drug use, alcohol abuse, or high-risk sexual conduct. It is not always immediately clear to the victim that the origins of their behavior are an outgrowth of that original assault. A ruined life because of adult exploitation of an innocent is arguably the worst kind of assault to another human being. We cannot change what happened, but we can seek some relief and peace for the adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse.”

KCR Recovers 2 Million for Pedestrian Injured in Princeton NJ

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson partners Jerrold Kamensky and Kevin Riechelson recently represented a client in an auto accident case. Our client, an undocumented alien, was crossing Witherspoon Street in Princeton NJ when he was struck by a car. The crash caused our client to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

During negotiations with the defense attorneys, we cited pedestrian accident law in New Jersey. We also presented a highly technical settlement proposal to the top ladder of the defendant’s insurance company. Ultimately, our client got the compensation he deserved and was able to return to his family in Guatemala. He is now residing comfortably in the care of his wife and children.