Sayreville – Pedestrian Killed by Car on NJ-35

Sayreville – Pedestrian Killed by Car on NJ-35 >

Date Published: 2020/02/17

Police from Sayreville are looking into the pedestrian strike on Route 35 Thursday night, February 13, that killed a man.

According to initial investigation, the unidentified man was crossing Route 35 at around 8 p.m. when the victim was struck by a vehicle traveling on the left lane of Route 35 South.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and examined the victim who was then pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is pending with the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and no charges have been filed as the investigation is active and continuing.

We would like to send our condolences to the bereaved family. We hope they are able to find the strength and courage to move forward from this incident.

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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