In New Jersey, a 35 year-old man was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident when he was struck by a car while crossing the street and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. The man attempted to cross Grove Avenue at Christol Street near the Metuchen High School when he was hit by the car.
The pedestrian was hit Nov. 21 at 6:23 a.m. when a driver in the northbound lane of Grove Avenue stopped to allow the man to cross, but a 57 year-old Edison resident driving south failed to stop and hit the pedestrian. The driver was in a 2008 Honda. The pedestrian was brought to New Brunswick's Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and was pronounced dead at 8:49 a.m.
According to authorities, charges will be brought against the driver pending an investigation of the accident. Currently, the individual has been issued a summons for careless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Most pedestrian accidents happen on busy urban streets, and it is important to understand the rights of walkers at intersections and crosswalks. People who are walking throughout the city have rights to the road as well, and their safety needs to be a priority to every driver. An accident can result in serious injuries such as a head trauma, back injury, neck injury or even death. These incidents can also cause permanent issues like brain damage to the victim. A pedestrian knockdown may include a drunk driver, a hit-and-run or some form of negligence. A personal injury lawyer with experience in pedestrian accidents, liability and accident reconstruction may help a victim with compensation or a family with wrongful death claims.
Source: NJ.com, "Pedestrian killed on Grove Avenue in Metuchen", Sue Epstein, November 21, 2013