Linden – Pedestrian Hurt in Hit-And-Run

Linden – Pedestrian Hurt in Hit-And-Run >

Date Published: 2020/01/09

Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene of a pedestrian strike in Linden Monday night, January 6.

According to preliminary investigations, the 38 year-old woman was crossing the street at the area of 900 block of Chandler Avenue at around 7 p.m. when she was struck by a car. The car then sped off from the scene, leaving the victim lying on the roadway.

Emergency responders took the injured victim to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway for treatment of injured determined to be non-life-threatening.

There is no description of the vehicle at this time.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this incident. We hope the driver responsible is caught and is brought to justice.

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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