Cherry Hill, NJ – Kings Highway North Scene of Fatal Pedestrian Crash near W Ormand AvenueNY/NJ Legal News
Cherry Hill, NJ (September 5, 2023) – A collision took the life of a pedestrian in Cherry Hill on Thursday night, August 31. At around 9:30 p.m., emergency responders went to the scene after receiving reports from local dispatchers.
Police say the collision happened on the Kings Highway near West Ormand Avenue. Reports show an individual was walking in the area when they were struck by a vehicle. The exact circumstances of the crash are currently under local law enforcement investigation.
The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities, sources said. The injured victim was taken to the hospital where they later passed away. Their name has not been released.
Authorities in Cherry Hill continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can be extremely devastating for those who sustain injuries in them. Sadly, pedestrians often suffer catastrophic or even fatal injuries when they are struck by vehicles. Every year, tens of thousands of pedestrian accidents happen throughout the United States that cause over 5,000 individuals to lose their lives. In the state of New Jersey, several pedestrians suffer injuries in crashes each year.
Unfortunately, the majority of pedestrian collisions happen due to the actions of negligent, careless, or reckless drivers. Negligent driving is a dangerous and selfish action that is displayed by millions of people in the United States every single year. Each year, more than 2 million people suffer traffic accident injuries severe enough to send them to the emergency room in the US, the majority of which are caused by negligent driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 94% of reported auto collisions in the United States are caused by negligent driving. Drivers who are distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, and speeding risk their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Losing someone you love in a severe pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver can be extremely overwhelming and difficult. You may be grieving your loved one while you wonder how you are going to pay for the losses and damages brought on by their accident. You should contact a wrongful death lawyer in Cherry Hill from Metro Law as soon as you can to learn about your legal rights as the surviving family member of a deceased crash victim.
At the personal injury law office of Metro Law, it is our primary goal and duty to help you get the funds you need to recover from the financial problems you may have encountered in relation to your loved one’s accident. You may be facing several different problems related to your finances, including outstanding funeral care costs, medical bills, and more. Even non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and others may be eligible for financial compensation when you work with a skilled attorney. You do not deserve to go broke paying for these expenses, especially if you know that a negligent driver was responsible for the collision. Call our law office at your earliest convenience at (800) 469-6476 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options during this trying time.