In what is being called a tragic accident, a 17-year-old girl has lost her life after being hit by a car in Randolph. According to a nj.com article, the young girl was crossing Route 10 when she was hit by a car driven by a 59-year-old Morris Township woman. Morris County Prosecutor stated that no criminal negligence on the part of the motorist caused this fatal incident. The motorist was driving westbound and had a green light at the time of the pedestrian accident. Apparently, the girl crossed the highway at the Center Grove Road intersection at 8:45 p.m.
As tragic as this accident is, it serves as a reminder of how important it is for drivers to be on full alert, even when it is their right-of-way or when they have a green light. Although at the time of the article’s release, it was said that the investigation into this accident is still ongoing, authorities may not charge the motorist who took this young girl’s life. However, blood and urine samples for testing to determine any alcohol or drug presence in the female driver are pending.
When negligent drivers use poor judgment or decide to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they not only put their lives in danger, they sacrifice the well-being of innocent pedestrians and other motorists and their passengers.
If you have a lost a loved one in an auto accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to hold them legally responsible for your loss. While no amount of money can ever replace a beloved family member, compensation from a wrongful death claim may help cover expenses such as medical bills, hospital treatment, funeral expenses, and other finances accrued from a wrongful death. Contact the experienced New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein to learn more about your legal options. Call 609-240-0040 today for a free consultation.