Authorities in Camden County report that police officers responded to a call at around 7:40 p.m. about a crash involving a pedestrian that happened at a parking lot of a ShopRite in the 1200 block of Blackwood Clementon Road. Witnesses at the scene said the victim was walking at the parking lot after leaving the ShopRite at around 7:30 p.m. when the victim was struck by a vehicle. The victim remained lying on the ground after the accident.
When police arrived, they examined the victim and pronounced that the victim was dead on the scene.
We would like to send the bereaved family our sincerest condolences. Losing a loved one suddenly can be a very stressful. We understand the anger and anguish they may be going through during these times. A pedestrian accident is a very scary accident. An unsuspecting pedestrian does not have any protection from any vehicle that may hit them. This is why pedestrian accidents can often result in serious injuries such as broken bones, brain trauma, and in some cases, death. According to a report from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic safety, New Jersey has a higher rate of pedestrian accidents than the rest of the nation. Children, senior citizens and non-English speaking residents are those most at risk of being injured or killed in a pedestrian accident.
This is why we urge drivers and pedestrians alike to observe and follow pedestrian laws. Pedestrians must try to cross the street within a marked crosswalk. When no crosswalk is available, pedestrians must exercise extreme caution before entering the street. Drivers must stop and remain stop for any pedestrian crossing the street on a marked crosswalk, and must yield to pedestrians crossing on an unmarked crosswalk, unless traffic is regulated by police or a traffic light.Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Last Updated : December 21, 2021