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Franklinville, NJ – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Rte 55 Under Investigation

Franklinville, NJ - Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Rte 55 Under Investigation
July 8, 2022

Franklinville, NJ (July 8, 2022) – New Jersey State Police officers are reportedly investigating a deadly crash that unfolded in Gloucester County and involved a pedestrian early Thursday morning, July 7.

The incident occurred just after 1:00 a.m. on Thursday near the Franklinville northbound lanes of Route 55. The unidentified person was declared dead at the site of the accident, despite several life-saving measures attempted by Franklinville EMTs.

The driver of the alleged suspect car stayed at the scene and was being questioned by detectives, according to the police. However, no other information has been released at this moment.

We send our deepest condolences to the victim’s family.

Deaths in New Jersey Auto-Pedestrian Collisions

In recent years, a myriad of cities and various municipalities in New Jersey have introduced an array of rules and procedures to improve pedestrian safety, moves that traffic safety experts feel will be helpful in the long term.

The previous few months, however, have accounted for more than half of all pedestrian deaths in five North Jersey counties for the entire 12-month span of 2021. Coupled with a year-over-year increase in statewide statistics, it is evident that more must be done to safeguard the citizens of the Garden State.

Moreover, per the most recent New Jersey State Police records, our state ended 2021 with virtually the greatest number of pedestrian fatalities in more than three decades and the highest number of total traffic fatalities since 2007.

Adding insult to injury, statistics from the State Police indicate that, as of the end of December, the total number of road deaths in New Jersey pedestrian crashes was 672, surpassing both 2020 and 2019 as the most in recent memory. This is also the highest number of fatalities since 724 were reported in 2007.

Thankfully, Spear Greenfield’s personal injury lawyers can help you in every way possible. We will do all we can to assist you and yours as you work to get back on your feet and move on with your life. Our thoughts go out to anyone impacted by these heinous acts of irresponsibility, and we are aware that victims and their families have suffered greatly in the aftermath of these oft-preventable collisions.

It goes without saying that a pedestrian accident may have severe repercussions on both victims and their loved ones; thus, it is crucial to get legal counsel as soon as possible. Schedule a free consultation with a Spear Greenfield pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible by contacting or visiting our website. After you’ve suffered at the hands of a reckless driver who caused a pedestrian accident, you may depend on our skilled lawyers to provide you with the best available legal assistance.

You should not be intimidated to seek the top-tier legal advice you clearly deserve in this tough time. If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in New Jersey, please contact our firm’s New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers at (215) 600-0681. Contact us as soon as possible so that we may schedule a free consultation with our sensitive and caring team today. There are no commitments or charges associated with this first assessment of your claim.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

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