Cherry Hill, NJ – Bicyclist Fatally Injured in Crash at Kresson Road and Oakley DriveNY/NJ Legal News
Cherry Hill, NJ (October 25, 2023) – One bicyclist was sent into an oncoming car by a chain reaction crash that happened between a group of cyclists in Cherry Hill. The bicyclist suffered fatal injuries, according to reports from authorities.
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Cherry Hill Police Department found that the crash occurred at approximately 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21. The crash between the cyclists sent the first rider into the direct path of a car heading in the same direction, police said. The cyclist was then hit by the vehicle, authorities said.
The victim has not been publicly identified at this time. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, from which she later lost her life. Several witnesses and the driver who struck her remained at the crash scene and cooperated with police.
The crash continues to be investigated by Cherry Hill’s PD Traffic Safety Unit.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Wrecks in New Jersey
Pedestrian collisions occur all too frequently in New Jersey. Every year, hundreds of individuals are killed in pedestrian wrecks throughout the state. These incidents occur for several different reasons, however, driver negligence is the main cause. In New Jersey and throughout the country, negligent driving has become a public safety crisis, taking the lives of tens of thousands of people per year and causing millions to sustain injuries that land them in the hospital. Motorists who are intoxicated, fatigued, or traveling at unsafe speeds risk their own lives and the lives of everyone else on the road.
If someone loses their life because of the negligent actions of another person, for example, a driver travels while intoxicated and causes a fatal crash, the surviving family members of the deceased victim are often eligible to collect financial compensation for several different damages that may have resulted from the accident. Some of these damages are included in the following list:
- Medical care
- Funeral care
- Burial costs
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of advice/consortium
- Loss of child care/guidance
It is, unfortunately, never wise to trust the insurance company to keep your best interests in mind. Insurance companies are only out to make money, and will do everything they can to get you to settle for less compensation than you deserve so they can make a profit.
If you qualify for financial compensation when you file a wrongful death claim, an experienced wrongful death lawyer is your best bet to receive a full and fair settlement. A lawyer knows what needs to be done to help you get the money you need to pay for any/all damages you are faced with during this difficult time.
Relieving the financial burden caused by the wrongful death of your loved one could allow you to focus better on healing from the immense loss you may be faced with at this time.
Contact a wrongful death attorney in Cherry Hill from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you recover. Our trusted legal team works diligently to help our clients recover in every way possible after they or their loved ones have been hurt in an accident. We will stop at nothing to get you the financial compensation and justice you need and deserve during this difficult time in your life.