Hillsborough, NJ – One Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Clark LaneNY/NJ Legal News
Hillsborough, NJ (February 27, 2023) – A man from Hillsborough lost his life after he was run over by a vehicle operated by a member of his family early on Saturday, February 25. At approximately 2:28 a.m., emergency crews were sent to a house on Clark Lane after a 911 call, officials said.
The victim was identified as a 41-year-old resident of Hillsborough who has not been identified at this time. He was struck by a vehicle by a family member and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Major Crimes Unit from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and members of the Somerset County Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team are currently investigating.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
In New Jersey, pedestrian collisions occur more frequently than in other states. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority reports that the lives of over 175 pedestrians were cut short in one recent year. This number excludes several hundred pedestrians who suffered non-fatal injuries when they were hit by negligent drivers.
If someone you love has been hurt by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to bring legal action against the negligent party who caused their crash. While pedestrians are sometimes also at fault for their accidents due to distraction, jaywalking, intoxication or another form of negligence, most of the time, drivers are the ones who cause injurious or fatal pedestrian accidents.
Preserving the safety of pedestrians has become a huge issue throughout the state of New Jersey, so much so that the NJTPA created a program called Street Smart. This program was created in order to inform individuals about pedestrian awareness and safety in an effort to reduce the number of collisions.
Pedestrians travel totally unprotected against the force of fast, large vehicles. This means that when they are traveling, they are risking obtaining severe and sometimes even catastrophic or fatal injuries.
At Metro Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers work hard to assist our clients to recover in every way possible after they are injured by driver negligence. In terrible situations where people end up losing their lives, wrongful death lawyers in Hillsborough can help families recover compensation that can help them recover financially. Though we know that nothing like money could ever ease the pain you may be feeling during this time, monetary compensation may at least allow you to focus on your emotional healing and that of your family. Contact one of our New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 right away after a pedestrian accident to schedule a free case evaluation.