Bergen County, NJ – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle near NJ-17 and Spring StNY/NJ Legal News
Bergen County, NJ (December 26, 2022) – A traffic accident was reported in Bergen County on Sunday evening that claimed the life of one male pedestrian. On December 25, emergency officials across Bergen County responded to the scene of a crash on New Jersey State Route 17.
According to law enforcement, an adult male pedestrian was traveling in the area of New Jersey State Route 17 and Spring Street during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passing through the area struck the man. The incident occurred on the left lane of the roadway.
Medical personnel responded to the scene and began administering CPR to the unconscious pedestrian. The victim was unresponsive upon arrival. Despite the best efforts of medical personnel, the pedestrian died from his injuries while at the scene. No other injuries were reported in this accident.
The New Jersey State Police are investigating the crash.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family of the man who lost his life due to this fatal collision
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Statistics show that between 2016 and 2020, over 870 pedestrian deaths were reported in the state of New Jersey. Unfortunately, this significant number of pedestrian deaths is mostly due to drivers who engage in negligent actions while behind the wheel. Driver errors continue to be the leading causes of fatal pedestrian accidents not just in New Jersey but across the United States.
There are many different types of driver behavior that can lead to fatal pedestrian crashes. One of the most common is failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians. This can happen when a driver is turning at an intersection and doesn’t see a pedestrian crossing or when a driver is pulling out of a driveway or parking space and doesn’t see a pedestrian on the sidewalk.
Another common cause of fatal pedestrian crashes is running red lights. This is especially dangerous because it often occurs at high speeds and gives pedestrians no warning that a vehicle is coming. Distracted driving is another leading cause of fatal pedestrian crashes. This can include anything from texting while driving to simply not paying attention to the road ahead.
If you have been injured due to a vehicle collision caused by another driver’s negligence, the seasoned Bergen County wrongful death attorneys of Metro Law can help. With more than four decades of experience, our knowledgeable legal team will provide you with a free consultation and handle all of the legal aspects of your recovery on your behalf. We are dedicated to getting justice for our clients, so if you have suffered from an auto-related injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact our New Jersey law firm today at 800-469-6476.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.