A Gloucester County, N.J. woman who was severely injured and now requires ongoing care because of a 2018 accident involving a volunteer firefighter who was racing to a fire had a $4.6 million settlement in her case approved. Superior Court Judge Samuel Ragonese Jr. approved the settlement, including the plaintiff attorneys’ petition for an enhanced fee in the case, Baker v. Campbell. Plaintiff Melinda Baker, then 56, was involved in an accident in late afternoon on Jan. 26, 2018, in Wenonah, according to her lawyer and a police report. She was driving through town and came to a stop light. The light turned green, and she began proceeding through the intersection of Route 45 and Parkville Station Road. Defendant Richard Campbell Jr., a volunteer firefighter with the Wenonah Volunteer Fire Co., was racing to a fire in his personal car, that was equipped with flashing blue lights, for which he did not have a permit but which he was actively using at the time. Campbell failed to stop at a red light at the same intersection and crashed into the front of Baker’s car while she was halfway through the intersection, the report said. ________________________________ Guys, slow down. Crawl thru intersections. Look both ways. Make sure it is safe before proceeding.