Elizabeth, NJ – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle at Route 1&9 and East Grand StNY/NJ Legal News
Elizabeth, NJ (December 27, 2022) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a crash that took place on Monday morning in Elizabeth. Just before 3 a.m., on December 26, the Elizabeth police responded to the scene of a crash on Route 1&9.
According to authorities, a pedestrian was struck in the southbound lanes of Route 1&9 in the area of East Graham Street.
The pedestrian suffered severe injuries in the accident. EMS responded to the scene and located the victim unresponsive and unconscious. They began to administer CPR to the victim. The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where they later passed away.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Elizabeth police.
Our sympathies are with the family of the pedestrian who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Pedestrian crashes in New Jersey take the lives of countless people each year. In comparison to other types of vehicle collisions, those involving pedestrians are often far more serious. Many of these accidents result in fatal injuries for those involved.
One of the main reasons why pedestrian accidents are typically more devastating is the fact that pedestrians do not have any protection during crashes. As a result, they are left completely vulnerable to the impact.
Additionally, pedestrians are more likely to be struck at high speeds. The majority of pedestrian accidents take place during dark conditions. As a result, drivers are unlikely to be able to see pedestrians until it is too late. However, it should be noted that low-speed pedestrian crashes can be devastating as well.
Many pedestrian accidents take place due to drivers who are distracted. Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or otherwise not paying attention to the road are more likely to hit a pedestrian than a driver who is paying attention.
However, intoxication, speeding, and other negligent actions are commonly cited as causes of fatal pedestrian wrecks in our state.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident, you may have legal options. Feel free to contact our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers at Metro Law today for a free consultation to discuss your case and the legal options that are available to help you move forward.
Our team of skilled legal advocates understands how difficult and stressful dealing with the loss of a loved one can be and are here to ensure that all of the necessary steps are taken to get you the justice you deserve. Call 800-469-6476 now to schedule a free consultation to get started.
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.