The driver of a pick-up truck involved in a New Jersey pedestrian accident has turned himself in, according to a report on WFMZ. The accident occurred on Friday, August 6 around 10:30pm when the driver hit a 15-year old boy in Pohatcong Township. At the time this article was written, the boy’s condition had not been released.
The driver, a 26-year old man from Saylorsburg has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident to law enforcement, assault by leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and tampering with evidence.
In 2008, 4,378 fatalities involving pedestrians were reported in the United States, with another 69,000 pedestrian injuries. Because pedestrians don’t have any type of protection surrounding them like drivers do, they’re much more likely to suffer serious injury or even death in the event of an accident. Both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to be safe and obey all traffic rules in order to avoid a potentially catastrophic crash.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a New Jersey pedestrian accident and suffered serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation if it’s found that the driver was negligent. The skilled and aggressive New Jersey pedestrian accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have almost twenty years of experience for each attorney representing clients and earning fair and just recovery for their injuries. Contact our legal team at (609) 240-0040 to learn more about your rights and how we can help you.