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Drivers leave scene after hitting pedestrian in New Jersey

This is another tragic story about a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle along a busy roadway. Pedestrians are at risk every time they're near roads, since they have no protection against the cars and trucks on highways or city streets. Pedestrian accidents happen in an instant and anywhere people can cross the street, but there is no excuse for a driver to leave following this kind of accident. In New Jersey, this accident led to the death of a 26-year-old man who was hit not once, but multiple times, by cars passing through the area.

According to the story from June 10, the 26-year-old man was crossing Route 9 South at around 11:30 p.m. on June 9 when he was struck by a vehicle. It may have been dark outside, but police have not attributed the accident to any particular cause as of yet. What they have claimed is that a Hyundai Sonata struck the man.

That Sonata was being driven by a 62-year-old woman from Jackson, according to the news. She stopped at the scene, according to the story, and stayed for police. Although this woman stayed, many other people did not. The news report states that the 26-year-old man was hit by other vehicles as well. They allegedly continued on after striking him.

The 26-year-old man was crossing the street near Wedgewood Gardens Nursing home at the time of his death, according to police. The police are asking others to come forward if they also struck the man, but in the meantime, the crash is being investigated by the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team, detectives and a patrolman on the scene.

Source: APP.com, "Man, 26, struck, killed on Route 9 in Freehold Township" Margaret F. Bonafide, Jun. 10, 2014

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