In New Jersey, pedestrian accidents aren't unheard of, especially due to the number of vehicles on the roads. If you've been unfortunate enough to be injured in a crash where a driver didn't see you or was negligent when striking you, you may understand how important it is for pedestrians to stay safe on the roads and to receive compensation when it's deserved. These injuries can be devastating, leading to life-long pain and suffering, and it would be unfair for you to foot the bill.
Take for instance the report of a 55-year-old woman who was struck by a semi-truck at around 7:49 a.m. on June 11. She was walking at the intersection of State Highway 35 and West Park Avenue, when she was suddenly struck by the truck. She was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center, but she later died from the injuries she had suffered. The driver, a 40-year-old man from Sicklerville, was not injured.
A number of people came to the scene to respond to the pedestrian accident including detectives, patrol officers and emergency services. Because the incident involved a fatality, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office was notified and officers who are part of the Monmouth County Serious Crash and Reconstruction Team were called to respond. Those officers are trained to investigate fatal car crashes, so they can best determine what happened and who is to blame in this kind of situation.
Right now, no summonses have been issued, which means that 40-year-old driver has not been charged. As the investigation continues, this could change. In the meantime, the family of the woman killed does have the right to look into their options for compensation.
Source: The Link News, "Pedestrian dies after being hit by a truck" No author given, Jun. 11, 2014