Date Published: 2020/01/14
A woman from Trenton suffered leg injuries after being struck by a car in Trenton early Sunday morning, January 12.
According to reports from Trenton Police, the victim was crossing in the vicinity of 620 North Olden Avenue at around 12:30 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle at the location.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground, suffering from a broken leg. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and examination.
The driver of the car reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
We wish the victim a speedy recovery from her injuries. We know how stressful it can be to deal with leg injuries, and hope the victim is able to recover fully.
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