A $7.95 million settlement has been reached for a man who struck the center divider on Route 80 in Rockaway Township and then was hit by an on-duty police officer from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.

The motorist, Peter Klem, was driving home from work on westbound Interstate 80 Jan. 14, 2020, at approximately 2:49 a.m. Klem hit the center divider on the highway, which left his vehicle disabled in the shoulder of the left lane. He was not injured in the initial crash. Officer Scott Haggerty of the Sussex County Sherriff’s Office hit Klem shortly after, causing significant damages to both vehicles and leaving the motorist seriously injured.