A pedestrian was injured on Route 46 close to Teterboro Airport after being struck by a vehicle. According to The Bergen Record, the injured victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries is not known. The Bergen County Police Department and local police are investigating this accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the United States. On average, one pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 120 minutes and injured in a collision every eight minutes.
It is not surprising that pedestrian accidents, where unprotected victims are struck by vehicles that weigh thousands of pounds, can cause serious injuries including head and spine trauma, fractures and injuries to internal organs. Many of these injuries may require surgical intervention for treatment and prolonged hospitalizations and/or therapy. Often, injured victims may incur extensive medical bills and lost wages because of time away from work.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Blume Forte can help. We understand the emotional and financial stress faced by those injured in such accidents, and, can help you seek fair and appropriate compensation for your losses. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim.