Alexander Castellano, a 52-year-old Union Township man was killed in a pedestrian accident on January 6, 2009, according to a news article in The Star-Ledger. Castellano was trying to cross the road on Morris Avenue near Nicholas Avenue when he was hit by a westbound Chevy Malibu driven by John Leather Jr. of North Plainfield.
Castellano died of fatal head injuries after he was thrown into the car’s windshield. Preliminary investigation apparently reveals that Castellano was not using a crosswalk. But officials are still not sure what occurred and are calling on eyewitnesses to come forward with any information they may have about this incident. If you saw this fatal New Jersey pedestrian accident or have any information, please call 908-851-5070.
As New Jersey auto accident attorneys, we know that most traffic investigations are complex. The details that come out of an initial investigation may be very different from the final determination. An accident investigation involves interviewing eyewitnesses, the parties involved in the accident as well as collecting evidence at the scene of the accident. The final determination of who was at fault for the accident will be based on the information that is collecting during the investigation.
Generally speaking, motorists are expected to yield right-of-way to pedestrians. If an accident investigation reveals that the motorist failed to do that or was driving negligently when he or she struck the pedestrian, then the motorist could be held liable for the accident and injuries caused. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a New Jersey pedestrian accident, please call an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation.