A recent pedestrian accident should serve as a reminder to all motorists how important it is to be aware of individuals crossing the street. There is really no excuse for an automobile, bus, truck, or motorcycle to strike a pedestrian, especially during broad daylight. According to a recent article, a 26-year-old woman endured several injuries after she was hit by a school bus that was making a left-hand turn at Avenue C and 54th Street. The Bayonne woman suffered leg fractures and head trauma and was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was reported to be in critical condition.
This accident was almost a hit-and-run since the bus driver was oblivious to the fact that he had struck a pedestrian. Another driver had to follow the bus half a block to get the bus driver’s attention. The bus driver told police that he did in fact see a woman lying in the street when he looked in his rearview mirror, but that he had no reason to believe that he was involved. As of now, the 69-year-old bus driver, who is a retired Bayonne police officer, is not facing any charges for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in New Jersey, a skilled New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyer at Lependorf & Silverstein may be able to help you receive compensation from negligent parties to help pay for the cost of medical bills and treatment, physical therapy, pain and suffering, and even loss of wages. Pedestrian injuries can be catastrophic, causing victims to cope with life-long disabilities or years of physical discomfort and emotional turmoil. To find out how we can help you seek compensation from those responsible for causing your pedestrian accident, call Lependorf & Silverstein today at 609-240-0040 today.