A 16-year-old girl was injured in a New Jersey car accident after a white or silver Nissan struck her bicycle and drove away. According to The Toms River Patch, the hit-and-run crash occurred near Route 166 and Mapletree Road in Toms River Township. Officials say the girl was traveling southbound on the east shoulder when a northbound car struck her. She was transported to a nearby medical center for treatment. Authorities are searching for help regarding the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle and driver.
When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, it often exposes injured victims to additional injury and harm. According to New Jersey Statute 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.” All motorists are also required to exchange information with other parties involved in the collision and notify the authorities.
Under normal circumstances, injured victims of New Jersey bicycle accidents can pursue compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. In cases involving a hit-and-run driver, victims can still pursue compensation with the help of a skilled attorney. A knowledgeable bicycle accident attorney will understand all of the legal options available for the victim and his or her family.
The personal injury law team at Lependorf & Silverstein has many years of experience helping victims of hit-and-run crashes, as seen in our verdict record. We offer no-cost consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has been injured in a crash.