Harrison – Woman Injured After Being Struck by Car

Harrison – Woman Injured After Being Struck by Car >

Date Published: 2019/12/10

Harrison Police are still investigating the crash that left a pedestrian with injuries last Friday, December 6.

According to reports, Harrison Police officers received reports of a pedestrian strike on the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Manor Avenue at around 7:37 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found the victim, identified as a 24 year-old woman from Harrison, suffering from injuries after she was struck by a vehicle as she tried to cross Harrison Avenue.

According to witnesses at the scene, the victim exited a vehicle and ran around the back of the vehicle before being hit by the car.

The victim was transported to University Hospital in Newark for examination and treatment.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim. We wish her a speedy recovery from the injuries she sustained in this incident.

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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