An 18-year-old man was injured in a New Jersey car accident while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. According to an NJ.com news report, the pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of the Newark-Pompton Turnpike and East Franklin Avenue in Pequannock. Officials say the teenager was crossing the road when a 67-year-old man who was driving a 2009 Honda struck him. The victim was transported to a nearby facility with neck pain and internal injuries to his torso. The driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
There is nothing to protect a pedestrian from suffering a serious injury in a car crash. It is common for victims to suffer bone fractures, internal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Whenever a pedestrian is injured, it must be determined who had the right of way and why the driver was unable to avoid the collision. In cases involving crosswalks, it is likely that the pedestrian had the right-of-way and the driver failed to yield.
Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-36: “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” Furthermore, “The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a marked crosswalk.”
A successful personal injury claim can result in financial support for:
- Medical bills
- Hospitalization costs
- Surgical procedures
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Physical therapy cost
- Pain and suffering
At Lependorf & Silverstein, we know how to get injured pedestrians the support they need. Please contact our skilled New Jersey pedestrian accident attorneys today at (609) 240-0040 for a free case evaluation. We are here to help you.