Like driving, walking along roadways these days can be a risky endeavour. In crowded New Jersey cities, walking is a main source of transportation for a lot of people. As populations increase, more and more pedestrians are put in harm’s way as they attempt to navigate busy streets. With so many pedestrians and vehicles in the same vicinity, accidents are almost inevitable. One such pedestrian accident recently claimed the life of a Passaic man.
The accident occurred during the morning hours on a busy street in Wayne. According to accident reports, the pedestrian was struck by a Ford van while attempting to cross the road in a crosswalk. The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Although reports indicate that the pedestrian was alert and conscious during the time of transport, he tragically died a few days later. The driver of the van remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The driver was issued a summons for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The accident is still being investigated.
Because the great state of New Jersey is such a wonderful place to live and work, populations are increasing throughout the state. As foot traffic increases, so will accidents involving pedestrians. Despite laws in place to protect pedestrians, the number of accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles continues to rise. Any person who suffers injuries or the loss of a loved one due to negligence in a pedestrian accident can take legal action. A successful lawsuit could provide vital compensation as well as a sense of justice for victims and families.
Source: Northjersey.com, “Passaic man dies of injuries after being hit by van in Wayne“, Jessica Presinzano, Aug. 14, 2017