A 13-year-old girl was injured in a New Jersey car accident, which police report involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Times, the pedestrian accident occurred on Yardville-Hamilton Square Road at Estates Boulevard in Hamilton the morning of January 31, 2011. The young victim was walking with her 12-year-old sister to Reynolds Middle School when a truck struck her. The girl was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision. She sustained injuries including a chest contusion. The male driver of the tan full-size pickup truck left the scene of the crash.
Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-129, it is a felony to leave the scene of an injury accident: “The driver of any vehicle, knowingly involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to any person, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.”
Victims of New Jersey hit-and-run pedestrian accidents would be well-advised to seek the guidance of a skilled personal injury attorney. Even if the at-fault driver is not found, compensation may still be available to the injured victim if they have uninsured motorist coverage (UIM). A knowledgeable Princeton personal injury lawyer can walk a victim through the claims process, while making sure that the victim’s rights are protected.
The experienced Princeton pedestrian accident injury attorneys at Lependorf Silverstein have a long history of helping victims of New Jersey pedestrian accidents. Our reputed attorneys offer free consultations. Call our offices right away at 609-240-0040 if a negligent driver has injured you or a loved one.