A man was killed in a New Jersey “hit-and-run” car accident near the intersection of McCarter Highway and Oliver Street in Newark.
According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, with the assistance of a 9-1-1 caller, police have tracked down the driver who allegedly is responsible for the fatal injury accident. The 34-year-old Brooklyn man, who police say left the scene of the accident, has been arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving without a license.
Under New Jersey law, it is illegal to leave the scene of an injury accident without contacting authorities. Article 39:4-129 (a) states, “The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible.”
In cases where the at-fault driver in a hit-and-run accident is not found, victims and their families may have difficulty obtaining compensation for their injuries. In such cases, it is in the best interest of the victim to consult with a New Jersey personal injury attorney who can advise those injured and their families of their legal rights, options and responsibilities, especially the potential availability of uninsured motorist coverage, or, recovery from the Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey auto accident or pedestrian accident, please contact the knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Blume Forte. We have successfully represented accident victims for decades, assisting them and their families in pursuing fair and appropriate compensation for their losses. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim.