There has been much discussion about the apparent dangers of cell phone use and driving, whether it’s sending a quick text message or answering a call. It shouldn’t be surprising then that pedestrians can be just as distracted when on the phone as drivers are while driving; however, this does not excuse a driver from striking and killing a pedestrian that was texting or talking on the phone at the time of an accident.
A recent article from nj.com reported that a man that was on his cell phone while standing by the side of the road along Route 77 was hit by a tractor-trailer and killed on the morning of September 16, 2009. Apparently, the man stepped into the roadway in front of the tractor-trailer. As of now, charges have not been filed against the truck driver; however, it was reported that the accident is currently still under investigation. Police have not revealed any speculation as to why the man entered the truck’s pathway.
Anyone who has ever driven past a tractor-trailer truck on the freeway knows just how large and powerful they really are. Trucks are capable of causing a wide range of catastrophic injuries to victims, whether they are pedestrians, motorcyclists, or other motorists on the road. If you believe a truck driver’s negligence contributed to injuries that you suffered in an auto collision, the experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein may be able to help you hold the truck driver, and possibly even the trucking company responsible for employing the driver, liable for your injuries and damages. For a free consultation of your truck accident injury case or any other auto accident case, call Lependorf & Silverstein today at 609-240-0040.