A 26-year-old man was recently killed in a New Jersey bicycle accident involving a hit-and-run driver, according to The Star Ledger, on Georges Road in New Brunswick. Officials say the New Brunswick man was riding his bicycle when a dark-colored Toyota 4Runner, built between 1995 and 2002, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck him. The 26-year-old bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The 4Runner immediately left the scene of the accident. Officials are looking for the public’s help to track down the hit-and-run driver.
New Jersey motorists are legally required to stop and remain at the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-129: “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 or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene until he has fulfilled the requirements of subsection,” including contacting the authorities and exchanging information with the injured victim.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey hit-and-run accident would be well advised to discuss how to pursue compensation for the victim’s wrongful death with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A skilled attorney can inform families in such cases about how they may seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of their own auto insurance policy in cases where the hit-and-run suspect is not found.
The reputed New Jersey bicycle accident injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a proven track record of handling hit-and-run cases in New Jersey. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a complimentary consultation.