Car accidents can result in extremely serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries. The negligent drivers who cause these accidents can and should be held accountable.

A 36-year old high school teacher accused of drunk driving and crashing into a police officer, putting him on life support, has been suspended from his job.

A Bergen County police officer suffered a severe head injury during this incident. The impact of the crash was so intense that he was pinned in his police car with head injuries and broken bones. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma. Doctors have given him a “50-50” percent chance of making it out of the coma alive.

Reports indicate that the teacher crashed his SUV into the patrol car while the office was pulled over helping a colleague with his radio. The suspect fled the scene, but was arrested in a nearby backyard moments later.

The teacher was charged with aggravated assault, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, hindering his own apprehension and prosecution, and obstructing the administration of the law.

New Jersey DUI/DWI law states that, “It is against the law for any person to operate or be in physical control of a motorized vehicle in the state of New Jersey while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, intoxicants or any combination thereof with a blood alcohol concentration level of .08% or greater.”

My thoughts and prayers are with the family after this tragic accident.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to the fault of another person, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in dealing with insurance claim disputes and personal injury law – before you talk to a claims adjuster or sign away your rights.

Contact a personal injury & accident law firm in New Jersey today to ensure your rights are protected and you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.