In New Jersey, there has been another pedestrian accident that has led to a death. This pedestrian accident involved a driver who is now allegedly being charged with a DWI. According to the news from May 28, the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
If you've lost a loved one or have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, then this news may seem all too familiar. While you may be compensated for your injuries or loss, nothing can replace the time you lost while healing or the person you're now living without.
In this case, the woman who died was identified as being from Burlington County, and she was killed when she was walking near Fairview Street and Yansick Drive. The woman, a 61-year-old, died shortly after being struck by the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu.
The accident took place at around 10:30 a.m., according to the news from DUI Blotter, and the woman had allegedly been at the intersection when she was struck. She was reported missing by her family when she didn't return back from a walk, according to DUI Blotter, and that's when they received the bad news about her injuries and death.
There is an investigation ongoing now, but the woman who struck the 61-year-old pedestrian was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. She was charged with driving while intoxicated. The 60-year-old woman who struck the pedestrian may be charged with criminal charges later this year once police finish their investigation. Police records have reported that this is now the 14th traffic fatality in Burlington County in 2014. Last year, there was a total of 35.
Source: Burlington County Times, "Delran police ID pedestrian fatality; driver charged with DWI" David Levinsky, May. 28, 2014