Roselle Park – Woman in Critical Condition After Car Strike

Roselle Park – Woman in Critical Condition After Car Strike >

Date Published: 2020/01/14

A woman from Newark was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Roselle Park Friday night, January 10.

According to reports from Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel McCaffery, the 51 year-old victim was crossing Wesfield Avenue at around 9 p.m. when she was struck near Locust Street by a car driven by 54 year-old driver from Linden.

The victim sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Newark’s University Hospital for treatment and observation.

The Linden driver remained at the scene and no summonses have been issued as of Saturday.

First and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope she recovers fully and wish her a speedy recovery from her 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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