Washington, NJ (March 3, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on a highway in Washington on Tuesday night, March 1.
According to Washington Township Police, the accident happened around 9:07 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Black Horse Pike near Watson Drive. An adult male pedestrian was walking across the street in the area when he was struck by a Mercury Cougar operated by a 59-year-old woman from Bellmawr.
Several responders, including Washington Township paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian sustained a severe head injury and was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck him sustained a lower leg injury and was rushed to Jefferson Hospital by medical helicopter. She has not yet received any charges related to the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for several hours as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on New Jersey roads. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable and have no protection when involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 207 pedestrians lost their lives in New Jersey accidents. Families often wonder what options they have and where they can turn after a loved one’s life has been taken prematurely in an accident. If you know that a driver is responsible for the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
It is never easy to move forward after losing somebody close to you in a fatal pedestrian accident. With the help of a Washington pedestrian accident attorney on your side, you can ensure that your rights are being protected after a collision. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford the bills that pile up against you. Your losses can come as a surprise and leave you in a difficult position. Because of this, you should speak with a Washington wrongful death attorney who can help you every step of the way when it comes to your case.
Washington Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. Our attorneys have helped countless clients move forward after they have lost somebody they love in a collision. Though no amount of money can replace a loved one, compensation can help you get back on your feet when you need it the most. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident, we will stand by your side. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Washington at (215) 600-0681 to find out how we can assist you.
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