An unidentified woman was killed after she was hit by a car while walking across the street from Newark Penn Station, early Monday morning October 21.
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said the the woman, who is still unidentified, was crossing the intersection of Market Street and McCarter Highway (Route 21) at around 2:20 a.m. when the accident happened. The unsuspecting victim was then hit by a car going under the speed limit. Her body was thrown a few feet away due to the impact and remained lying on the ground.
EMS who quickly responded to the scene determined that the victim has sustained life-threatening injuries. They took the victim to University Hospital where they tried to stabilize the condition of the victim, but failed. The victim was pronounced dead at 2:53 a.m.
The driver who hit the victim remained at the scene and is understandably in a state of shock, but is cooperative with the police that are investigating. No charges have been filed yet, as the investigation is still on-going. Police are also trying to find out the identify of the victim.
Our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim. Losing a loved one so suddenly can be very brutal. We understand any pain and anguish they may go through. Pedestrian accidents are often very serious and commonly fatal. The human body simply does not have protection from a vehicle that may hit it. Pedestrian accident victims are sometimes permanently disabled from the accident. If the pedestrian is following all the laws, which means they have crossed in a crosswalk, they may seek compensation from the driver for any injuries they may have sustained from the accident.
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 If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.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.