March 16, 2023
Newark, NJ (March 14, 2023) - A pedestrian was hospitalized with injuries as a result of a car crash that took place in Newark on Monday, March 13.
At around 7:40 p.m., the Newark Police Department and the emergency medical services from University Hospital were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the Ironbound neighborhood.
Police reports show that a pedestrian was walking in the area of Nichols Street in Pulaski Street during the evening hours. For undetermined reasons, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle just one block from Independence Park.
The pedestrian was injured as a result of the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene and located the victim suffering from injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
No other injuries were reported as a result of this crash.
The Newark Police Department is currently investigating.
We hope the pedestrian injured in this accident recovers quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Between 2016 in 2020, the state of New Jersey ranked as the 19th worst state in the country for pedestrians. This number was based on the high number of pedestrian fatalities reported across the state. Every year, hundreds of pedestrians die as a result of accidents that take place right here in New Jersey. In fact, pedestrian fatalities account for approximately one-third of all total fatalities in our state annually. In addition to having a high rate of fatal accidents reported, we see thousands of pedestrians left with serious injuries as a result of accidents every year in our state.
New Jersey has strict laws in place to protect pedestrians who are traveling along our roadways. However, we continue to see innocent people suffer serious injuries as a result of drivers who disobey the law and engage in reckless actions. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents that are reported in our state include:
- Speeding motorists
- Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians
- Distracted drivers who do not see pedestrians until it is too late
- Drowsy drivers who drift off roadways and strike pedestrians
- Defective brakes that prevent drivers from stopping in time to avoid striking pedestrians
When drivers are not responsible and considerate while traveling on our roadways, they can cause severe harm to other people nearby. Unfortunately, pedestrians are more likely to suffer significant injuries due to the fact that they do not have any protection. If you have suffered injuries as a result of the pedestrian accident, it is important that you exercise your legal rights and get justice. A Newark pedestrian accident lawyer can help you hold the negligent driver accountable.
Here at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand the difficulty of Newark pedestrian accident cases and strive to provide an exceptional experience from start to finish. We are passionate about fighting for justice on behalf of our clients and are dedicated to ensuring that every case is handled with the utmost care. With decades of legal experience in this field, you can trust us with your case. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our New Jersey law firm at 800-923-3465 to see how our team can help you protect your legal rights and get justice.
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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