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Fatal pedestrian accident kills prominent New Jersey doctor

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Pedestrians must keep a close watch on the road for cars when they are out walking. This is particularly true in today's world in which drivers have a seemingly endless number of ways in which they can be distracted. For those in New Jersey and across the U.S., pedestrian accidents are particularly dangerous given the vulnerable nature of those who are not protected by a vehicle. A pedestrian accident can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. When there is a crash involving a pedestrian, those who have been hurt or lost a loved one must make certain to explore all their options to being compensated through a lawsuit.

A 66-year-old physician was killed when she was hit by a car. That accident occurred at around 9:25 a.m. She was taken to the hospital and declared dead shortly after her arrival. The driver stayed at the scene and no charges have been filed in relation to this crash yet, but the investigation is ongoing. The woman was the medical director at the hospital where she worked and had trained as a surgeon. She specialized in treating breast disease. She was married and had 12 children. Many of the children had been adopted.

With an accident between a car and a pedestrian, the injuries can be significant if the pedestrian survives. When there is a fatality, the family left behind will need to learn to get along without their loved one. First there will be funeral costs. Then there will be the slow realization that their family member died in an unnecessary fashion in a crash with a car. A full investigation must be conducted to determine the circumstances of the pedestrian accident and death to garner evidence and decide whether there should be a legal filing.

In this accident, not only has the medical community lost a caring doctor, but her large family lost its matriarch. Considering everything that must be taken into consideration after this fatal pedestrian accident, it is imperative that the family discuss the matter with an attorney to take the steps necessary to file a lawsuit.

Source: pix11.com, "Breast cancer doctor fatally struck by vehicle in New Jersey," Katherine Lam, March 22, 2017

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