Pine Beach – Victim of Pedestrian Crash Left With Serious Injuries

Pine Beach – Victim of Pedestrian Crash Left With Serious Injuries >
A pedestrian sustained heavy injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Pine Beach last Wednesday, November 6.

According to a report from Pine Beach police, their officers responded to a report of a pedestrian crash around the vicinity of 226 Route 9.

Police and EMS responding at the scene found the victim lying unconscious on the ground suffering from life-threatening injuries from the crash.

The victim was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center where the victim remains in critical condition.

first and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the victim. We hope the victim finds the strength to move forward from this incident. We also hope the victim recovers well.

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 was 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 Last Updated : December 21, 2021
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