Pedestrians in New Jersey, including those in Newark, often face the dangers of pedestrian accidents; the elderly are particularly vulnerable. Negligent and drunk drivers may pose significant threats to local residents, even people who are simply crossing the street or walking on the sidewalks. Pedestrian accidents may occur on perilous roads and the consequences may be tragic, such as broken bones, brain damage and sometimes even death.
A 67-year-old woman became the recent victim of a fatal pedestrian accident just an hour and a half from Newark, New Jersey. In Haddon Township, New Jersey, a 50-year-old man is charged with a hit-and-run accident.
According to police, the victim was struck while crossing Black Horse Pike. The authorities reported that the driver of the vehicle fled the scene but police managed to track him down.
He was charged with multiple motor vehicle violations, including leaving the scene of a fatal accident and causing death while driving with a suspended license. His bail was set at $192,500.
The family of the 67-year-old victim is devastated by their loss. The accident may have been caused by the negligence of the driver. Additionally, the accident victim’s family may have a very difficult time paying accident-related expenses.
The family of the deceased may have the right to claim compensation. It is advisable that the family of the accident victim consult a knowledgeable legal professional to provide clarification, assistance and guidance. If negligence can be proved, the negligent party may be liable to cover medical and funeral expenses as well as other accident-related expenses.
Source: Newsday.com, “Man charged in fatal hit-and-run in southern NJ,” March 4, 2013