Brick Township, NJ (January 23, 2024) – An Ocean County woman was in a hit-and-run last week, and authorities have now released further details in connection with the incident.
The police reported the death of a 56-year-old Weehawken woman in an accident that occurred in Brick Township just after 9:00 a.m. The crash occurred at the junction of Bay Avenue and Route 35 southbound, and officials said that the victim was declared deceased upon her arrival to a neighboring hospital.
As she was walking on the side of the road, a vehicle allegedly struck her and then fled the scene. Ocean County authorities later reported the arrest of a 19-year-old South Amboy man for his alleged involvement in the incident. Authorities further determined that the man’s 1999 Ford Explorer was the vehicle involved in the fatal accident. Ocean County officials stated that the suspect is now in jail pending a detention hearing.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased woman’s family.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
According to the most recent available accident statistics, a pedestrian was killed in a traffic collision in New Jersey 27% of the time over the last year alone.
Tragically, any pedestrian in New Jersey who is out for a stroll risks being in a collision, but some age groups see more traffic-related fatalities than others. For instance, adults over 65 make up about 20% of all pedestrian accident fatalities. Moreover, New Jersey ranked among the top states for pedestrian deaths and injuries.
The busy streets in New Jersey threaten pedestrians, but the state has passed several laws that drivers must abide by to keep pedestrians safe. Drivers who break these prohibitions may be subject to civil and criminal penalties, particularly if a pedestrian is hurt. Drivers in New Jersey have a duty of care to pedestrians, and when they fail to uphold this responsibility, they may be held civilly accountable. Although pedestrians frequently sustain injuries in accidents, you have the right to use the road safely as a pedestrian in New Jersey.
At any time and every intersection, pedestrians have the right to cross the roadway safely while walking on the sidewalk. Drivers are accountable for maintaining awareness of their surroundings and respectfully treating every other vehicle, including bicycles, trucks, and pedestrians.
Ultimately, if you’ve been hurt in one of these incidents, you need to seek the assistance of a New Jersey pedestrian accident attorney.
If you have a Brick Township pedestrian accident lawyer on your side, your chances of winning your personal injury case will be greatly boosted. Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys will make every effort to ensure you receive the financial assistance and medical attention necessary for a complete recovery.
Your personal injury claim can be filed with the help of an experienced lawyer, taking you one step closer to healing. Call our offices at (215) 600-0681 as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
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