A man crossing Toms River Street was recently struck in a pedestrian accident. He was killed as a result of the incident. Water Street southbound was the location of the incident where the pedestrian was crossing at just after 6pm. He was struck by a person traveling east on Water Street. Many pedestrian accidents are preventable with proper care, but as with this accident, fatal injuries may occur.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Be Deadly
The vehicle entered the intersection and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was moving across the street against the pedestrian indicator signal, according to investigators on the scene. Police officers arrived shortly thereafter and spoke directly with a witness on the scene about the initial causation of the accident.
Unfortunately, due to the fact that pedestrians are exposed to the elements and do not have the protections afforded by someone inside a vehicle such as a seatbelt, airbags and the strong outer structure of a car, someone who is hit in a pedestrian accident is especially likely to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. These accidents can happen so quickly that the pedestrian has little to no opportunity to get out of the way. Pedestrians have a responsibility to exercise duty of care when crossing the road but many pedestrian accidents are caused by the fault of a driver who was not paying attention or who was engaged in reckless behavior.
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Regardless of how the incident happened, a pedestrian accident should be investigated promptly by an experienced attorney as soon as possible to rule out possible causes. If you or someone you know has already been injured in a pedestrian accident, your willingness to take quick action by contacting a lawyer who is thoroughly experienced in the investigation process can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. You should never hesitate to get help from a lawyer. Schedule a consultation today at Blume, Forte, Fried, Zerres, & Molinari to learn more about your options.
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