Two women, aged 22 and 20, were injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident, which officials report involved a drunk driver. According to a news report in The Gloucester County Times, the DWI accident occurred on Delsea Drive north of New Street in Glassboro. Officials say three women were crossing the road when a car driven by a 27-year-old woman from Franklin Township struck two of them. One of the victims sustained severe injuries and the other refused medical treatment at the scene. The driver has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and three counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.
Drunk driving continues to be one of the leading causes of New Jersey car accidents. According to the 2010 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Report, of the 530 fatal crashes that occurred that year in New Jersey, 12.8 percent of the drivers were legally intoxicated. During that same year, 129 people were killed as a result of 137 DWI accidents throughout New Jersey.
Victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer substantial injuries that can be life-changing. In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, injured victims would be well advised to discuss their rights with a skilled personal injury attorney. Compensation may be available to victims for their medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation services, and other related damages.
The experienced Princeton drunk driving accident injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a proven track record of holding drunk drivers accountable for the damages they cause. If a drunk driver in New Jersey has injured you or a loved one, please call our offices at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.