There are certain places where there is a fairly high chance of pedestrians being around. One such place are parking lots. It is a very common sight to see a pedestrian walking in a parking lot to get to a store, a sidewalk, their vehicle, etc. Thus, one hopes that all motorists here in New Jersey make sure to keep an eye out for pedestrians and drive in a responsible manner when driving in parking lots.
Recently, a car vs. pedestrian accident occurred in a parking lot in New Jersey. The parking lot in question is the lot of a pharmacy in Williamstown.
On Tuesday, a 56-year-old man was walking in this lot. The man was then hit by a car that was being driven by an 18-year-old woman. Police are investigating this accident. One wonders what they will find to have been this accident's cause.
The 56-year-old man was hurt in this car vs. pedestrian accident. Specifically, he suffered a serious head injury. Head injuries can be a very impactful type of injury. They can sometimes have long-term effects on a person's life.
As this incident shows, parking lot accidents can cause a great deal of harm to pedestrians. If a pedestrian has been hurt in a parking lot accident or another type of car vs. pedestrian accident, they should consider meeting with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can go over potential relief-seeking options with a person and help them determine what option is the right one for them.
Source: WPVI-TV, "Pedestrian struck in CVS parking lot in Williamstown," Oct. 9, 2013