Camden – Pedestrian Dead after Hit-and-run
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on a city street Monday night, October 21.
Police investigating the accident identified the victim as a 62 year-old woman. Camden County Prosecutor’s Office reported that the victim was crossing the street on the 2800 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue at around 9:45 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver who hit the pedestrian then fled from the scene of the accident, police added.
The victim was found to have sustained life-threatening injuries from the crash and was taken to an area hospital. The victim was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to Camden County Police, the woman was the fourth victim of a hit-and-run accident in the city this year. The woman’s death also marked Camden’s 14th traffic accident death this year, which matches the city’s total for all of 2018, according to New Jersey State Police.
No charges are filed at the time, and the investigation is still on going, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office.
First and foremost, we would like to send our condolences to the family of the victim. We empathize with the anger and pain they are going through during these tough times. Under New Jersey law a driver must immediately stop and remain at the scene after an accident occurs. Leaving the scene of an accident, makes the driver eligible for a hit-and-run charge. If the driver fled from an accident that resulted in damages to property or another vehicle, the driver will face a fine ranging from $200 to $400 and may be jailed for up to 3 months. If a driver left the scene of an accident where a person sustained injuries or died, the driver can be fined between $2,500 to $5,000 and may face jail time of up to 6 months. The driver will also lose his or her license for one year from the date of conviction. We urge drivers and pedestrians alike to be more careful and vigilant on the road to avoid accidents. A safer roadway comes from the effort of everyone.
If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.