Date Published: 2020/02/17
A man was killed after he was run over by two vehicles outside a residential care facility on Route 33 Wednesday night, February 12.
According to reports, the 38 year-old man was crossing Route 33 near Woodward Road at around 7:20 p.m. when he was struck by a 2017 Toyota RAV 4 driven by a 32 year-old female from Neptune. The victim was then run over by a 2017 Lexus RX driven by a 54 year-old female from East Windsor.
The man sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services who responded at the scene.
Both drivers stopped and stayed at the scene, and was cooperative with police investigation.
Police investigation discovered that the man was a resident of the nearby Manalapan Manor residential care facility, formerly known as Marianne Manor.
Police investigation is ongoing.
We would like to send our condolences to the family of the bereaved. We hope they are able to find the strength to move forward from this tragic accident.
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