Freehold Twp, NJ – Pedestrian Struck by Car on Rt 9 near Schibanoff LnNY/NJ Legal News
Freehold Twp, NJ (January 9, 2023) – A fatal pedestrian accident happened in Freehold Township on Monday morning, January 9. An individual who was visiting from Guyana lost their life when they were hit by a vehicle.
The collision occurred at around 7:00 a.m. Police were called to the scene located at the intersection of Route 9 and Schibanoff Lane.
The pedestrian was in the crosswalk at the time of the accident. After the incident occurred, Atlantic Health paramedics and Freehold First Aid were called to the scene to render aid.
Police identified the pedestrian as a man visiting from Guyana, age 34. He was pronounced deceased on-site. The woman who struck him was identified as a 63-year-old from Manalapan. She sustained no injuries in the crash.
Freehold Township Police’s Serious Crash Reconstruction Unit, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team (SCART) are currently investigating the details of the accident.
Nothing further has been reported at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
New Jersey Wrongful Death Claims
To establish liability in wrongful death, a case must demonstrate all three of the following elements:
- Duty of Care: In legal terminology, a duty of care implies that the negligent party owed your family member a basic degree of consideration to ensure their safety and keep them from harm.
- Violation of Duty: To prove this element, you will have to show that the person responsible for the death violated the duty of care they owed to the victim. Taking into account the situation and the knowledge the defendant had at the time, you will need to prove that they would have been aware that someone could be injured or killed as a result of their action or inaction.
- Causation: In basic terms, to prove this element, you will have to show that the defendant’s violation of their duty of care directly caused your family member’s death.
Establishing wrongful death in a personal injury claim is dissimilar from a criminal case. In a criminal case, a prosecutor is tasked with proving a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Claims of wrongful death, however, are civil cases proven through the legal theory of negligence.
If your family member lost their life in an accident caused by negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.
Our wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are accessible seven days a week to help grieving families by providing updates on the progression of their cases and addressing any concerns they have regarding the complex legal process that follows the preventable loss of someone they love.
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.