Paterson – Pedestrian Injured in Violent Overnight Assault

Paterson – Pedestrian Injured in Violent Overnight Assault >

Date Published: 2020/04/09

Police from Paterson are looking into the circumstances surrounding an attack that happened at a location in Paterson early Tuesday morning, April 7.

According to reports from police, the victim was attacked in the area of East 33rd Street and 17th Avenue at around 3:20 a.m. When emergency responders arrived at the location, they found the victim lying on the ground, severely injured and bleeding.

The victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive their injuries.

Police are still investigating the incident.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this incident. We hope the victim isn’t too badly shaken up, and wish the victim as 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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