Jersey City, NJ – Bicyclist Fatally Injured in Collision on 16th St near Marin BlvdNY/NJ Legal News
Jersey City, NJ (November 7, 2023) – A bicyclist was fatally injured in a collision in downtown Jersey City on Saturday, November 4. The incident occurred just blocks from the Hoboken border, according to information provided by a city spokesperson.
A male cyclist was struck on Saturday at around 4:00 p.m. by a Hyundai Elantra. Police say the accident occurred near the intersection of 16th Street and Marin Boulevard.
Responders found the bicycle on Marin Boulevard facing north with the Hyundai parked nearby. Reports from authorities show it appears the driver tried to turn left at the intersection when the collision occurred.
The driver of the car stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, sources said. An ambulance transported the bicyclist to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Police in Jersey City continue to investigate the details of the accident. No one involved has currently been identified.
Pedestrian Crashes in New Jersey
Pedestrians continue to sustain injuries and lose their lives at an alarming rate on the roadways in New Jersey and throughout the nation. Despite the numerous safety rules and regulations put in place throughout the country to preserve the safety of pedestrians, these collisions continue to happen every day. Sadly, over 5,000 pedestrians are killed per year in traffic accidents that happen throughout the United States. In New Jersey alone, approximately 220 pedestrian fatalities occur each and every year.
A report released by Smart Growth America entitled ‘Dangerous by Design’ deems New Jersey the 19th deadliest state for pedestrians in the US. In 2021, pedestrian fatalities accounted for 17% of all traffic accident fatalities in the state.
At the law office of Metro Law, our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers are not unfamiliar with the numerous burdens that often accompany being hurt in a pedestrian crash. Familiarizing ourselves with the common events that often surround crashes of this nature is imperative to our ability to move forward with any case of this nature successfully. We make sure we know all of the ins and outs of personal injury law and pedestrian laws and regulations in the state to serve our clients to the very best of our ability.
If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a pedestrian crash, working with an attorney is definitely in your best interest. Over half of the time, pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers. At Metro Law, our attorneys have more than forty years of experience helping thousands of crash victims and their loved ones get the justice and compensation they need and deserve.
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