Winslow Township: Ped Struck and Killed on A.C. Expressway

Winslow Township: Ped Struck and Killed on A.C. Expressway >

Date Published: 2020/02/13

Authorities from Camden County are looking into a pedestrian strike that killed a man on the Atlantic City Expressway Wednesday night, February 12.

According to reports from police, emergency responders rushed to the vicinity of mile marker 41.8 of the Atlantic City Expressway at around 6:17 p.m. after receiving calls of a pedestrian strike with injuries.

Emergency responders arrived and found a severely injured man lying on the ground after he was struck by a vehicle. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

Police are still investigating the circumstances around the crash.

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 accident.

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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