Chatham, NJ – Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck by Driver at Main St and Railroad Plaza N

Chatham, NJ – Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck by Driver at Main St and Railroad Plaza N

Chatham, NJ (September 28, 2022) – A pedestrian was critically injured after he was hit by a pickup truck at an intersection in Morris County on Monday, September 26th. 

According to sources, a 55-year-old local resident driving a pickup truck struck a 63-year-old pedestrian as they were crossing Main Street in the area of Railroad Plaza North at about 7:55 p.m. 

The victim, also a resident of the borough, was treated on the scene by Chatham Emergency Squad before being transferred to Morristown Memorial Hospital in critical condition. 

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

Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey

Chatham, NJ - Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck by Driver at Main St and Railroad Plaza N

Pedestrian accidents take place in New Jersey with an alarming frequency when compared to other states. In truth, pedestrian safety has become such an issue throughout the state, that the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has put into effect a program called Street Smart, designed to teach people about pedestrian awareness and safety.

The NJTPA reported that more than 175 pedestrians were killed in New Jersey automobile accidents in one recent year. This does not include the several hundred pedestrians who were lucky enough to survive being hit by a negligent driver. 

Pedestrians do not have a fraction of the protection that those in trucks, buses, and cars take for granted. This means that every time they take a walk or go for a jog, they risk serious, catastrophic, and even fatal injuries. While jaywalkers can certainly cause pedestrian accidents, an overwhelming percentage of pedestrian injuries and fatalities are the results of reckless or careless drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way.

If you, your spouse, your child, or another family member sustained injuries as a pedestrian on a New Jersey roadway, the law entitles you to bring legal action against the person or persons responsible for your injuries. 

Contact a New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyer at (800) 469-6476 right away after a pedestrian accident to schedule a free case evaluation.  

At Metro Law, our lawyers are painstaking in their efforts to make sure that injured parties have their rights protected so they can begin putting their lives back together after a serious pedestrian accident.

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.