As reported by nj.com, and published on March 8th, 2013, a lawsuit has just been filed on behalf of the family of a man killed in a hit-and-run while crossing the street. The 54-year-old victim was from Trenton. He had just gotten off a bus at a stop close to Ives Avenue. He was headed across the street to an apartment complex to have dinner with his brother when he was hit and killed.
The hit-and-run victim was struck by two cars. Both drivers have been criminally charged with death by auto and with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
The lawsuit claims that one of the drivers who struck the man was driving under the influence. The lawsuit further claims both drivers were negligent because they did not see the man crossing the road. New Jersey Transit, Mercer County, and the state of New Jersey are also named in the lawsuit for failing to maintain a safe bus stop, not having in place a safe, adequate crossing, and not having crossing security. There was also inadequate lighting. It was dark at the time of the incident.
The lawsuit cannot be settled until the criminal case concludes. The family who is suing is seeking an unspecified damage amount which includes funeral costs and burial expenses, costs of the lawsuit itself, and punitive damages.
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