August 14, 2023
Monroe Township, NJ (August 6, 2023) – A male pedestrian lost their life as a result of a crash that took place in Monroe Township on Friday evening, August 4.
The police and firefighters in Gloucester County responded to the scene of the accident just before 9:30 p.m.
According to official reports, a white Ford van was traveling west on Black Horse Pike. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a 45-year-old male pedestrian who was crossing the roadway near Corkery Lane.
The pedestrian was fatally injured as a result of the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The van fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
The police department is currently investigating the crash.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim who died in this pedestrian accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Statistics from 2021 show that a total of 220 pedestrians died as a result of automobile collisions that took place statewide. This accounts for approximately 30 percent of total traffic-related fatalities. The unfortunate truth is that no matter how many steps our state takes to protect pedestrians from suffering unexpected injuries and the loss of life as a result of accidents, we continue to see innocent people die as a result of negligent and reckless drivers sharing the road.
Pedestrian accidents can often be attributed to negligence. It is all too common for us to lose loved ones as a result of pedestrian accidents caused by drivers who are speeding. Traveling too fast can make it difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicles and stop in time to avoid crashing into pedestrians who may be walking in the area.
Another common factor in fatal pedestrian accidents is distractions. When drivers have their attention off of the road ahead, they are unlikely to see pedestrians who may be traveling nearby. As a result, there is an increased risk that they may strike them and cause severe and fatal injuries.
Other factors that commonly contribute to fatal pedestrian accidents in our state include impairment, reckless driving behaviors, and failing to yield. The unfortunate truth is that these and other acts of negligence continue to take the lives of hundreds of people across our state every single year. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, you should seek guidance and assistance from a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer immediately.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, your family has the ability to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party to recover financial compensation for your losses. An attorney will provide you with the best chance of maximizing the compensation you are able to recover.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand the importance of providing legal representation that meets your needs. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys is here to help you achieve justice and a fair resolution as quickly as possible. Please contact our dedicated New Jersey personal injury law firm today at 800-923-3456 to schedule a free consultation and see how we can help you through this difficult time.
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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