Gloucester, NJ (January 26, 2022) – A local man was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash that took place on a major roadway in Gloucester on Tuesday night, January 25.
According to local officials, the accident happened at 11:53 p.m. at night in the northbound lanes of NJ-42 around the area of milepost 9. Police confirmed that a 59-year-old local man got out of his vehicle with a passenger because it experienced a mechanical problem. At that time, a woman who was traveling in the area in her Mitsubishi struck the 59-year-old driver and his pickup truck.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The 59-year-old male and his passenger were both transported to the hospital but the driver was pronounced dead while there.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, identified as a 25-year-old woman, was rushed to the hospital with injuries as well. She has since been arrested for driving under the influence, assault by auto, and death by auto.
All northbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update as more information becomes available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 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. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are vulnerable parties who are prone to extensive harm in the event of an accident. Every year in New Jersey, it is estimated that approximately 141 pedestrians are killed in fatal accidents and many others are injured. Drivers are supposed to always be aware of the roads around them to prevent pedestrian accidents from happening. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident and know that another party is to blame, you should have the skilled help of an attorney on your side.
A pedestrian accident can be a complex thing to face, especially if you have sustained the loss of a loved one. You should have the help of a Gloucester pedestrian accident attorney on your side after an accident. You will have to show a variety of aspects if you want to be successful in your wrongful death claim:
- The other party owed your loved one a duty of care
- Their negligence breached this duty of care
- The party’s negligence caused the death of your loved one
- You sustained damages due to the loss of your loved one
These claims can be especially complicated, which is why you should have the assistance of a Gloucester wrongful death attorney on your side moving forward.
Gloucester Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you if you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. Our attorneys will demand compensation on your family’s behalf after you have lost someone you love in an accident. We will help you obtain compensation to cover aspects such as medical expenses, lost income, funeral expenses, loss of consortium, and more. You should never have to stand alone after a fatal accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Gloucester at (215) 600-0681 for more information on your options at this time.
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