Police are still looking into the details of a crash on Route 73 that injured a pedestrian last Wednesday morning, October 30.
A statement released by Cinnaminson Police Department said that the victim, a 29 year-old Maple Shade man, was walking home at just around 6 a.m. on Route 73 near Route 90 west when he was struck by a vehicle. Police added that the force of the impact was strong enough to throw the victim a few feet away from the crash.
Police who responded to the call determined the victim sustained critical injuries from the crash. The victim was then taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment and further examination.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was visibly shaken from the accident, but stayed and was cooperative to Cinnaminson Police investigating the crash.
The identities of the driver and the pedestrian victim were not disclosed by police authorities.
A few of the northbound lanes of Route 73 towards the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge was closed for a couple of hours while investigation was ongoing. Route 73 south was not affected by the closure. The road reopened after 2 hours.
First and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the victim of the crash. We know understand how stressful it can be when you are injured in an accident. Pedestrian crashes are one of the leading most dangerous types of crashes, leading to a large amount of fatalities in New Jersey.
New Jersey Law (39:4-36) states that drivers 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.
We urge drivers and pedestrians alike to observe and follow these laws to help lessen pedestrian crashes in the roadways of New Jersey.
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 Trial 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.
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