October 6, 2023
Summit, NJ (March 19, 2023) – A hit-and-run pedestrian accident reported in the Summit area left a 28-year-old man injured on Saturday, March 18.
At approximately 5:30 a.m., a 28-year-old male pedestrian was using a crosswalk while crossing the roadway at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Mountain Avenue.
A vehicle passed through the area and struck the man before fleeing the scene of the crash. The vehicle was described as an older model white Dodge Durango.
The pedestrian suffered injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported by ambulance to Overlook Medical Center, where he underwent emergency care.
The incident remains under investigation by the city of Summit Police Department.
We hope the man is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
New Jersey is one of the most dangerous states in America for pedestrian traffic. In fact, it ranks as the 19th deadliest state in the country due to the high number of fatalities that are reported every year. Unfortunately, we see thousands of people left with serious injuries as a result of these accidents as well.
Pedestrians, due to the fact that they have no protection, or more likely to suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Injuries that are commonly reported in these crashes include:
- Spinal cord fractures that result in paralysis.
- Severe compound fractures that require surgery.
- Traumatic brain injuries or trauma to the head.
- Facial injuries.
- Severe cuts and lacerations.
When victims are hurt as a result of pedestrian accidents, they often have to go through extensive medical care. Having to take time off work to remain hospitalized and go through medical treatment can be incredibly difficult. Not only is medical care incredibly time-consuming for victims injured in crashes, but it is also quite expensive. It can be nearly impossible to tackle the high costs of medical treatment for car crash injuries will be enforced at work.
In New Jersey, victims of car accidents and pedestrian accidents are able to seek financial compensation from the person who caused their accident by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit is designed to provide victims of accidents with the financial compensation they need to cover their cost of medical treatment, lost earnings, and various other damages that they face in the aftermath of their accident. Working with a knowledgeable Summit pedestrian accident lawyer will provide you with the best chance of maximizing the compensation you are able to recover.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand the challenges that being in a pedestrian accident in Summit can bring. For this reason, we are devoted to providing fearless legal representation for every client we represent. You can trust that our team can handle your case with compassion and fearless dedication. Get in touch by reaching out to our New Jersey personal injury law firm today at 800-923-3465 for a free consultation to better understand how we can help you defend your rights and get the justice you deserve.
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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