Date Published: 2020/03/18
A man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle on the Black Horse Pike Monday afternoon, March 16.
According to reports from the initial investigation, the accident occurred at around 3:42 p.m. The unidentified victim was walking on the Black Horse Pike, near the area of Oak Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle.
Emergency responders quickly responded to the scene and determined the victim was suffering from serious injuries. The victim was rushed to Jefferson Hospital in Stratford where he remains in critical condition.
The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police investigation.
No charges have been filed as police investigation is ongoing.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope he is able to recover from his injuries fully, and wish him a speedy recovery.
Pedestrian accidents are one of the most fatal types of crashes that happen on the roadways of New Jersey. In a report compiled by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit says that in 2017, there were a total of 179 pedestrian crashes which resulted in 35 injuries and 183 fatalities. 91 of these fatalities happened because the pedestrian was crossing at a prohibited area, and 40 fatal crashes happened while the pedestrian was crossing at a marked crosswalk.
New Jersey law states that a driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals. Pedestrians must also obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections. Drivers and pedestrians who fail to follow these laws may face a hefty fine.
We urge drivers and pedestrians alike to observe and follow laws so that the roadways can be safer for everyone.Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers