Passaic – Two Pedestrians Struck by Car

Passaic – Two Pedestrians Struck by Car >

Date Published: 2020/02/18

Passaic Police are investigating a pedestrian strike in the city that left two pedestrian hospitalized in the midnight hours of Saturday, February 15.

According to reports from the initial investigation, the victims were crossing at the vicinity of 829 Main Avenue at around 12 midnight when they were struck by a vehicle.

Emergency responders found the victims conscious and suffering from non-life-threatening injuries at the location. Both victims were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment.

Passaic Police is still investigating the cause of the pedestrian strike.

First and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We wish the victims a speedy recovery from their injuries.

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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