If you're following the news about a pedestrian who was seriously injured in New Jersey, you may be glad to know that a person has been arrested in relation to the hit-and-run accident. According to the story out of Bergen County, a 63-year-old man was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury. The man had allegedly struck the pedestrian, who was in the road on Woodbine Street at the time.
The victim had been helping a truck back out of a driveway on Woodbine Street when the 63-year-old driver struck and seriously injured the man. The 63-year-old reportedly turned himself in following the accident with his attorney at his side. The vehicle was later examined, and police believe it was the same car that struck the victim at the scene.
The 32-year-old victim reports that he's in a lot of pain following the accident. His knee is broken, which could end his career as a mover. He and his wife discussed how this accident has impacted them financially, especially since they have a child on the way. The victim reportedly does not have health insurance.
In this kind of accident, the person who hit you may not have been initially at fault, but leaving the scene of the accident is a crime. If you've been left with high medical bills to pay and pain that you have to live with every day, it's important that you speak up and seek the compensation you deserve. Someone else's negligence left you injured, and it's important that he or she takes responsibility.
Source: ABC 7, "Police Make Arrest in Bergenfield HIt and Run that Left Pedestrian Seriously Injured" Jan. 20, 2015