Atlantic City, NJ (April 21, 2022) – One person was critically injured in a pedestrian accident that took place on a major roadway in Atlantic City on Wednesday night, April 20.
According to Atlantic City Police, the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of US-40 around the area of the Atlantic City Expressway. The pedestrian was crossing one or more lanes of the highway when they were struck by a passenger vehicle in the area. It is not known if the driver remained at the scene or not.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was critically injured. They were rushed to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their current condition is not yet known.
The roadway was completely blocked in the area of the accident as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in New Jersey. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable parties on our roads in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed and many others sustain serious injuries in these accidents each year. In just 2021, it is estimated that approximately 207 pedestrians were killed in New Jersey pedestrian accidents. This is much higher than many other years within the state. Being injured in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. This is why you should be prepared to speak with an attorney soon after your collision.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a scary and confusing time in your life. You expect that drivers will always watch out for your general well-being. When this does not occur and you have sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. Serious injuries tend to stem from these accidents, including the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Broken bones
In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident. This is why you should speak with an Atlantic City pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Atlantic City Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you after you have been severely injured in a pedestrian accident on New Jersey roads. We understand how overwhelming a pedestrian crash can be. As you work on your physical recovery, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Having the help of an attorney on your side can put you in a better position as you move forward. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Atlantic City at (215) 600-0681 for the help you deserve at this time.
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