Accidents on roadways impact drivers. Even if the accident does not cause major delays or traffic, it still affects people because it questions their own safety on the road. This may well be the case in the recent fatal pedestrian accident in New Jersey.

According to a report, a Paulsboro man was killed in a recent pedestrian accident on East Madison Street located south of Newark, New Jersey. The authorities claimed that the 30-year-old victim was struck by a vehicle twice in the early morning hours. The accident victim was taken to a local hospital where he died three hours after the incident.

The fatal pedestrian crash led to the arrest of a twin brother and sister. The siblings were taken into custody in connection to the deadly accident. A 25-year-old man, believed to be the driver of Chevrolet Malibu that struck the victim, was arrested and is facing several charges. The suspect’s sister was also taken into custody for hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, not related to the fatal accident. It is unknown whether the two suspects and the pedestrian accident victim knew each other.

No matter the time of day or night, pedestrians and drivers should always be aware of one another. Both should follow traffic signals and signs. Pedestrians are more vulnerable to injuries upon a collision, so drivers should drive with caution and more vigilant in the presence of pedestrians. If not, a driver involved in a pedestrian accident may face serious consequences. The driver may be issued with a criminal charge and can be held legally accountable for the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

Source: The New York Daily News, “Twin brother and sister busted for fatal New Jersey hit-and-run,” Sasha Goldstein, May 21, 2014