Atlantic City, NJ – 5-Year-Old Girl Pinned Under SUV in Crash on N Montpelier AveNY/NJ Legal News
Atlantic City, NJ (March 30, 2023) – Authorities in Atlantic City say a 5-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was pinned underneath an SUV in a crash late Sunday, March 26. Police report they responded to the scene in the 200 block of North Montpelier Avenue at approximately 5:45 p.m. after receiving calls concerning the incident.
At the scene, the young girl was found receiving help from witnesses who were nearby when the incident occurred. Police say people in the area immediately assisted in attempting to pull the girl from under the vehicle.
The young victim was transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division to be treated for injuries she sustained in the accident.
Authorities in Atlantic City continue to investigate the details of the crash.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are often more severely injured than other people who become involved in traffic accidents. Thousands of people are hurt in pedestrian crashes every year in the United States. On average, over 5,000 fatalities are reported per year due to pedestrian collisions in the United States. Unfortunately, distracted driving is the main cause of pedestrian accidents. Drivers are often distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or traveling at unsafe speeds, which directly results in accidents regularly.
Every single day, over 17,000 auto accidents are reported in the United States. In these crashes, more than 7,500 people sustain injuries. Alarmingly, the majority of vehicle collisions in the United States are caused by driver negligence. This means that each year, millions of car crashes happen due to the actions of negligent drivers. Statistics show that over 6 million vehicle accidents happen in the US per year. About 3 million people suffer injuries in these crashes, while more than 40,000 lose their lives.
In New Jersey, hundreds of thousands of car crashes are reported annually. A percentage of these involve pedestrians. Pedestrian travel is dangerous because they have little to no protection against the force of fast, heavy vehicles. When a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident, they often have to spend time in the hospital recovering, which can be stressful and exhausting. The average cost of sustaining a severe injury in a pedestrian crash ranges in tens of thousands of dollars.
Working with a pedestrian crash attorney in Atlantic City can greatly increase your chances of being able to recover financially after you were injured in a pedestrian accident. Especially if you know that your wreck was the fault of another negligent party, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you can after your crash. It is important to seek the proper medical attention and attend all scheduled appointments in order to maintain valid documentation of your injuries. This can not only improve your physical health and well-being but also help prove the actual scope of your injuries when you file a personal injury claim.
Contact Metro Law as soon as you can after you were hurt by a negligent driver. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping people like you recover. You can reach our office by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.