February 18, 2023
Belleville, NJ (February 13, 2023) – A pedestrian was left injured as a result of an automobile accident that was reported in the Belleville area on Friday evening.
At around 6:20 p.m. on February 10, officers with the Belleville Police Department and emergency medical services were dispatched to provide assistance at the site of a crash on Franklin Avenue.
Reports indicate that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near 345 Franklin Avenue during the evening hours. The pedestrian sustained injuries due to the crash.
The victim was transported to University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, for emergency care.
At this time, officers with the Belleville Police Department are investigating.
We hope the pedestrian recovers quickly following this accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Pedestrian accidents in the United States take the lives of thousands of people annually. Tens of thousands of others are left with injuries that require extensive medical treatment. In New Jersey, we see countless people suffer significant injuries as a result of these accidents.
Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers. One of the leading causes is drivers who are distracted. When drivers fail to pay attention to the road, they are more likely to hit a pedestrian.
Another common cause of devastating pedestrian crashes in New Jersey is drunk driving. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to cause an accident due to the fact that alcohol impairs their judgment and delays their reaction time. Traveling at too high of a speed is also a major factor in pedestrian accidents here in our state. When drivers are speeding, they have less time to react to pedestrians on the road.
Unfortunately, the majority of accidents that impact the lives of pedestrians are entirely preventable. Innocent people are left to deal with painful physical and emotional injuries as a result of crashes. If you’ve been harmed as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action. A Bellville pedestrian accident lawyer can help you seek compensation for all of the losses that you face.
This can include financial recovery for lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, and more. It is important that you have a strong legal team by your side who will fight to protect your legal rights and help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, it's important that you contact our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq right away. Our team understands how difficult it is to move forward after a motor vehicle accident, and we will do everything possible to ensure that justice is served. Schedule a free consultation today by reaching out to our New Jersey personal injury law firm at 800-923-3465.
Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.
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