Rahway: Pedestrian Hurt After Being Struck by Car

Rahway: Pedestrian Hurt After Being Struck by Car >

Date Published: 2020/01/19

A pedestrian was hospitalized after a pedestrian strike in Rahway, Thursday night, January 16.

According to a report from the initial investigation done by Rahway Police, the victim was crossing at the vicinity of 1190 Briarcliff Drive at around 8:55 p.m. when the victim was struck by a vehicle.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene,e they found the unidentified victim on the ground suffering from serious injuries. The victim was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for treatment and further observation.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the victim is able to fully recover from the injuries they sustained in this crash.

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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