Bridgewater, NJ – Teen Airlifted After Being Pinned Under Vehicle on Commons Way

Bridgewater, NJ – Teen Airlifted After Being Pinned Under Vehicle on Commons Way

Bridgewater, NJ (June 02, 2022) – A teenager was airlifted to an area hospital after he was pinned under a car on Monday, May  30th on the parking deck of the Bridgewater Commons Shopping Mall. 

Police responded to reports of a pedestrian accident on the third level of the parking deck at about 8:55 p.m. Upon their arrival, they located a 17-year-old boy from Watchung pinned beneath a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. 

With the aid of volunteer firefighters from the North Branch and Green Knoll fire companies, the car was raised off the boy.

According to officials, the teenager was oriented and alert when he was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The incident is being investigated by the Bridgewater Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey

Bridgewater, NJ - Teen Airlifted After Being Pinned Under Vehicle on Commons Way

Motorists are required to show a duty of care to pedestrians. They are expected to operate their vehicles responsibly and safely. If a pedestrian is struck inside of a crosswalk, for example, the driver is almost always held responsible since the pedestrian had the right of way. 

In most instances, when a person on foot is hit by a vehicle, the driver is believed to be at least partially to blame. Pedestrians hurt in a car accident are eligible to collect financial compensation for their losses and may bring a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.

The majority of pedestrian accidents end in critical injuries. Personal injury protection coverage, with its numerous restrictions, is not always enough to cover the medical expenses associated with these injuries. Some pedestrian victims may not have an auto insurance policy, or their insurance provider may dispute their injuries or their account of what happened.

According to New Jersey law, pedestrians are given the right of way at crosswalks and intersections, therefore drivers are obligated to yield the right of way to pedestrians in these areas and remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the street. The law also states that, in the event of a collision between a pedestrian and a car or truck inside a marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, the permissive inference will always be, unless proven otherwise, that the driver breached the duty of care they should have shown for the pedestrian’s safety.  

The attorneys at Metro Law are readily available to help our clients by addressing any concerns or questions they may have about the legal possibilities available to them after they are injured by someone’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 to schedule a free case assessment.

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 have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be 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 but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as 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.