Hackensack – Student Hospitalized After Running into SUV

Hackensack – Student Hospitalized After Running into SUV >

Date Published: 2019/12/05

A young student sustained minor injuries after he ran into the side of an SUV passing by Hackensack Middle School, early Monday afternoon, December 2.

Witnesses at the scene say that the 12 year-old boy was waiting on the side of Union Street in the middle of the block, near Clay Street at around 1p.m. when the boy suddenly darted across the street. The boy then smacked into the side of an SUV, breaking the side mirror of the SUV.

The boy suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.

The female SUV driver stayed at the scene.

We’re severely saddened about this incident. We wish the boy recovers from his injuries fully, and is more responsible when crossing the road.

Pedestrian Accidents

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 was 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
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