Lebanon – Pedestrian Airlifted After Car Strike

Lebanon – Pedestrian Airlifted After Car Strike >

Date Published: 2020/02/10

A pedestrian suffered from serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Route 22 Saturday evening, February 8.

According to reports from police, emergency responders rushed to Route 22 near Blossom Hill Road at around 6:10 p.m. after receiving calls about a person struck by a car.

When emergency responders arrived at the location, they found the victim on the ground, suffering from serious injuries. A medivac helicopter was requested and the victim was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the car remained at the scene, and police investigation is ongoing.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this pedestrian strike. We hope the victim is able to fully recover from their injuries and wish the victim a speedy recovery.

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 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
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