Cape May, NJ (May 20, 2022) – An erratic SUV driver struck and killed a pedestrian and crashed into several other vehicles on the afternoon of Sunday, May 15th in Cape May.
At about 4:10 p.m., police responded to reports of an out-of-control driver heading towards Cape may over the Route 109 bridge.
According to officers, a 51-year-old driver from Lafayette Hill, PA. collided with a 63-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk on Lafayette Street.
An eyewitness reported seeing an SUV about to crash into an oncoming van when the driver tried to veer back into the roadway and struck the victim.
Police have not established how fast the SUV was traveling when the accident occurred.
The driver continued up the road striking two vehicles and a telephone pole.
The 63-year-old victim, a woman from Marlton, was pronounced at the scene.
According to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, both the driver of the errant SUV and his teenage passenger were taken to the Cape Regional Medical Center with unspecified injuries.
This accident is under active police investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Deaths in New Jersey
Traffic researchers and state officials reported that, in 2020, roughly 587 pedestrians were killed in New Jersey car accidents.
In the event that you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian crash, or if your family member died as a result of the injuries they endured, you probably have many questions and concerns that can only be properly answered by a skilled New Jersey pedestrian injury attorney.
Additionally, after you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be wondering if your life will ever return to normal after such a terrible thing has happened.
When it comes to dealing with the overwhelming consequences of a pedestrian event, you should never have to go through this stressful and frustrating time on your own. If your life has been impacted by an avoidable pedestrian injury in New Jersey, it is essential that you avail yourself of an experienced accident attorney who will keep your best interests in mind.
Also, the attorneys who specialize in pedestrian injury cases here at Spear Greenfield would be happy to assist you in any way we can. Following an accident that has left you seriously injured or resulted in the death of a loved one, we will do everything in our power to help you get back on your feet and put this incident behind you as quickly as possible.
In the case that you or a family member has been impacted by one of these tragic accidents, you should give our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyer a call at (215) 600-0681 to learn more about how we may assist you. Contact us as soon as you are able to so that we may set up a free consultation with our compassionate and caring legal staff.
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