Articles Posted in Hit and Run

Female cousins, aged 28 and 20, were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a driver who left the scene of the crash. According to a report in The New Jersey Herald, the hit-and-run accident occurred in Voorhees. Officials say the 44-year-old driver had a suspended license when she struck the two women and drove away. The nature and extent of the victims’ injuries is not known at this time. The driver was tracked down and arrested the next day. She faces charges of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, endangering an injured victim, and causing injury while driving suspended.

It is against the law in New Jersey to leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. According to New Jersey Statute 39:4-129 (a), “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.”
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A 22-year-old man was killed in a recent New Jersey pedestrian accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to The New Jersey Herald, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Mountain Avenue just south of Route 46 in Hackettstown. Officials say the East Orange man was struck by an old and rusty green dump truck that drove off after the collision. The victim of this pedestrian accident was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Investigators are still searching for the driver who left the site of the collision without contacting the authorities or offering assistance.

It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 states: “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.”
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A 45-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when a vehicle struck his motorized scooter and left the scene of the crash. According to The Associated Press, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City. Officials say the victim was crossing the road on his motorized scooter when a 42-year-old man struck him and drove away. The scooter driver was fatally injured. The hit-and-run driver was later apprehended and charged with leaving the scene of the crash.

There are a number of reasons why drivers should remain at the scene of the crash if someone has been injured or killed. The victim may be lying in the roadway at risk of suffering further harm. Calling the authorities could save the life of the victim. Also, drivers who are later arrested for leaving the scene of an accident can face serious legal consequences.

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.”

A 29-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when the side mirror of a truck struck him. The Times of Trenton reports that the hit-and-run accident occurred on Nottingham Way near North Johnston Avenue in Hamilton. Officials say the man was getting inside his parked car when the mirror of a heavy-duty pickup truck struck his head. The truck left the scene. The man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at a nearby medical center. The 37-year-old driver responsible for the collision was tracked down and arrested for knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that caused death.

New Jersey motorists have a legal obligation to remain at the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 (a): “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.”

The family of an individual who has been killed in a hit-and-run accident would be well advised to contact an experienced attorney who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights are protected. If the at-fault driver is found, compensation may be available for their losses by filing a New Jersey wrongful death claim. In cases where the hit-and-run driver is not arrested, compensation may still be available through the uninsured motorist clause of the victim’s own auto insurance policy.

A 14-year-old girl was injured in a New Jersey pedestrian accident when a 19-year-old driver struck her and left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the hit-and-run accident occurred in the parking lot of South Brunswick High School in South Brunswick. Officials say the young victim was in a crosswalk in the parking lot when the vehicle struck her. She struck the vehicle’s windshield and suffered a severe concussion and a fractured clavicle. The 19-year-old driver returned to the school for classes and was arrested that afternoon for leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries and endangering the welfare of a victim.

It is against the law in New Jersey to leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. 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.” Motorists are also required under New Jersey law to come to a complete stop at the crosswalk limit line and proceed only after the pedestrian has safely crossed the road.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents in New Jersey would be well advised to discuss their legal options with an experienced lawyer who will help them obtain fair compensation. Whether or not the driver is arrested, financial compensation may still be available for the victim’s medical bills, time away from work, the cost of rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other related damages.

A 28-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were killed in a recent New Jersey car accident involving a silver or gray BMW that left the scene of the crash. According to The Record, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on Route 46 near Seventh Avenue in Clifton. Officials say the two victims were outside of a vehicle along the highway when a 2006 or later model BMW struck them and drove off without stopping. Officials say the vehicle sustained front-end damage in the collision. The authorities are searching for help in tracking down the driver responsible for leaving the scene of the accident.

All New Jersey motorists have it in their best interests to remain at the scene of an accident when someone has been injured. The law requires drivers to stop immediately and contact authorities. In addition, they must also exchange information with other parties involved and obtain assistance for the injured victims. In major injury collisions, getting prompt medical attention could mean the difference between life and death for the victims.

There are a number of potential options for the family of someone killed in a New Jersey hit-and-run accident. A skilled attorney can inform families about how they can hold the at-fault driver accountable for the crash with a wrongful death claim or how compensation may be available through their own auto insurance policy when the suspect is not found.

A 22-year-old man was recently killed in a New Jersey fatal car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Gloucester County Times, the fatal hit-and-run collision occurred at Biedeman and River roads in Camden. Officials say the man was struck and killed by a late 1990s dark blue or black GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe. It is not clear what caused the accident, but it is clear the driver fled the scene of the accident. Anyone with information regarding the accident or the whereabouts of the driver is asked to contact the local authorities.

It is both morally reprehensible and against the law to leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured or killed. N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 states: “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.”

The family of someone killed in a hit-and-run accident may have it in their best interest to discuss their legal rights and options with an experienced lawyer who can advise them regarding their legal rights and options. If the authorities arrest the at-fault driver, it may be possible to pursue financial compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. If, however, the driver is never found, there still may be compensation available through the victim’s own auto insurance policy.

Three people were injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a white work van that left the scene of the crash. According to a report by The Record, the hit-and-run accident occurred on Route 3 just before the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford. Officials say the van sideswiped an SUV before driving away. The SUV careened across traffic and into a massive light pole. The occupants of the SUV were transported to nearby hospitals with minor injuries. It is not clear from the report if the driver of the van has been found or if any witnesses have stepped forward with information about the suspect vehicle or driver.

It is against the law to leave the scene of a NJ auto accident that causes injuries without exchanging information and notifying the authorities. According to 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.”

Victims of hit-and-run accidents are often left facing not only an uphill recovery but also the expenses associated with medical treatment and lost earnings. If the authorities arrest the hit-and-run driver, then he or she may be held liable for the injuries and losses sustained by the victim. If, however, the at-fault driver is not found, compensation may still be available through the uninsured motorist clause of the victim’s own insurance policy.

A 75-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident after a vehicle struck him and left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on North Avenue at the Bank of America in Newark. Officials say the man was walking on the sidewalk when a Jeep Liberty exited an ATM lane at the bank and struck him. After a review of the bank security camera, officials were able to track down the 50-year-old Piscataway man who struck the victim. He was arrested and faces death by auto charges.

In New Jersey, it is illegal to leave the scene of a car accident. According to N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 (a), “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.”

The family of a deceased hit-and-run accident victim would be well advised to discuss their legal rights with an experienced attorney who will help them pursue fair compensation for their losses. In cases involving a hit-and-run driver who is arrested by the authorities, the family can file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver seeking damages.

A 12-year-old boy was killed in a New Jersey car accident, which, officials report, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the Asbury Park Press, the fatal hit-and-run accident occurred on South Clover Street near Lake Shenandoah County Park in Lakewood. Officials say the vehicle involved in this New Jersey fatal auto accident was a dark-colored minivan or a large, dark vehicle that likely has front-end damage and a broken windshield. Anyone with information regarding the driver or the vehicle has been asked to contact the authorities right away.

Under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5.1, “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 … provides his name, address, driver’s license and registration.”

The family of a deceased hit-and-run accident victim would be well advised to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation to ensure that the at-fault driver is held accountable for the crash. In cases involving a hit-and-run driver who is not found by the authorities, compensation may still be available for the victim’s family through their own insurance policy.