August 18, 2023
Pleasantville, NJ (January 26, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life following a crash that took place on Tuesday evening in Pleasantville. On January 24, officers with the New Jersey State Police were called to the scene of a traffic accident that took place on the Atlantic City Expressway at around 6 p.m.
According to NJSP reports, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the eastbound side of the Atlantic City Expressway near exit 5 in Pleasantville, New Jersey.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stayed at the scene.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries due to the accident. The victim was pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries while at the scene.
The vehicle that struck the victim had to be towed away from the scene of the accident due to damage.
At this time, the state police are investigating the accident. No other injuries were reported.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victim who died as a result of this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Statistics gathered from 2021 show that more than 220 pedestrians died as a result of accidents that took place in the state of New Jersey. Pedestrian fatalities made up approximately 30% of all traffic deaths reported in the state during the year.
Unfortunately, New Jersey ranks as one of the top 20 most deadly states for pedestrian traffic. Between 2016 and 2020, a total of 870 pedestrians died in these accidents. Despite the fact that our state has several laws in place to prevent this type of accident from happening, we continue to see the lives of innocent people lost far too often.
Losing a loved one as a result of a fatal car crash can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, families often face significant financial consequences in addition to the mental and emotional suffering they face. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian crash, it is important that you understand the rights that you have moving forward.
A wrongful death lawyer in Pleasantville will be able to help you pursue legal action against the responsible party. Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family achieve financial relief and cover the costs that you face for medical expenses, burial and funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, our Pleasantville wrongful death lawyers are here to help you fight for justice and make sure that your rights are protected. We understand how important it is for you to hold the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one to account. For this reason, it is important that you reach out to our New Jersey personal injury law firm at 800-923-3456 for a free consultation today. Our team will be able to get started on your case right away to ensure your family is able to get justice and secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for your damages.
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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