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Driver injures four after trying to evade police

A New Jersey man has been charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license, among other charges. According to the report, the man led police officers on a wild chase before causing multiple car accidents and sending four people to the hospital.

The chase began when police officers attempted to pull over the driver of a Ford Windstar van for using a handheld device while operating a motor vehicle. The van fled with police in pursuit. The driver attempted to evade police by making several u-turns and driving across residents' lawns at a high rate of speed. He then drove the wrong way up an exit ramp. At an intersection where several police officers were waiting, the driver became involved in two auto accidents.

The van first collided with a minivan head-on, causing the vehicle to spin 180 degrees. It then hit a sedan, rolling across the highway due to the impact. The driver then exited the van through the passenger side door before fleeing the scene. Police officers caught the man after he ran straight into another vehicle.

Four people were injured in the two accidents, and all were transported to nearby hospitals. They were later released. The driver was also taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a laceration on his head.

When a car accident occurs, the driver who caused the accident may be responsible for any injuries or damage to property that resulted from the crash. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help those who are injured by proving the liability of the driver. The attorney may also be able to help their clients obtain compensation for their injuries by proving that the accident caused their injuries and financial losses.

Source: NJ, "West Milford man tries to flee from police, causes 3-car crash in Riverdale, cops say", Justin Zaremba, June 28, 2013

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