A recent news article in The Record addresses the increase in the number of New Jersey pedestrian accidents involving crossing guards. According to official reports, over a span of one week in January 2010, four crossing guards were struck by vehicles in New Jersey. Nationwide, 97 crossing guards were killed between 1993 and 2006, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services. In fact, New Jersey insurance providers note that the occupation of crossing guard is one of the most dangerous jobs in municipal government.
Recently, a 73-year-old crossing guard was struck by a van as he helped a man cross a road in Little Ferry, New Jersey. The van struck the crossing guard while making a left turn. He sustained fatal injuries, including broken bones and head injuries. The van’s driver told authorities that he did not see the crossing guard at the intersection because he was blinded by the glare of the afternoon sun.
Vehicle vs. Pedestrian accidents can easily cause catastrophic injuries, or, even death. Many of these accidents occur because of the motorist’s negligence. A driver could be impaired, speeding, or, simply not paying attention to his or her surrounding environment.
If you, or, a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the skilled NJ pedestrian accident lawyers at Blume Forte to determine whether you have a possible claim. We have been able to secure compensation for pedestrian accident victims in New Jersey for decades. Call us at 973-635-5400 to schedule your no-cost consultation.