Kenilworth, NJ – Young Boy Injured in Pedestrian Collision on S Michigan Ave near Newark AveNY/NJ Legal News
Kenilworth, NJ (November 9, 2023) – A young boy, age 8, was injured in a pedestrian crash on October 31 in Kenilworth. Responders say the collision occurred during trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, at around 7:10 p,.m.
The by was reportedly crossing in the crosswalk at the intersection of South Michigan Avenue and Newark Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
The Traffic Bureau is currently investigating the details of the incident. The driver who struck the boy fled the scene without stopping, sources said.
Our thoughts are with the boy and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are injured in traffic collisions more often than anyone would like to admit. On average, in the United States, a pedestrian is killed once every 71 minutes and injured every 9 minutes. More often than not, pedestrians suffer injuries that are debilitating or even deadly when they get hit by vehicles. Yearly, over 5,000 people lose their lives in traffic collisions in the United States. In the state of New York, each year, over 15,000 people sustain injuries in pedestrian crashes and around 300 lose their lives, according to information provided by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
When you are traveling as a pedestrian, it is imperative to keep an eye out for drivers and to always pay close attention to your surroundings. Unfortunately, no matter how safe and mindful you are while traveling, it is impossible to predict the behavior and decisions of other drivers. Negligent driving, specifically distracted driving, has become a serious issue on the roadways in the United States, causing over 400,000 traffic collisions per year and taking the lives of around 3,000 people annually.
It is vital for drivers to remain alert, sober, aware, and awake while behind the wheel so they are able to avoid crashes or react safely and in a timely manner.
More than 51% of pedestrian accidents reoprted in the United States happen due to driver negligence. Whether drivers are distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or speeding, they cause the majority of auto collisions and pedestrian crashes in the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that over 90% of car crashes in the US are caused by negligent driving.
When you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian crash, it is important for you to be able to determine how the accident happened. This is so because if you find that a negligent driver was responsible, you may be able to gather financial compensation for your losses and damages. Some common losses and damages that usually result from injurious pedestrian crashes include:
- Emotional turmoil
- Medical bills
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of future earning capacity
A pedestrian accident attorney in Kenilworth can help you collect financial compensation for the losses and damages that have stemmed from your collision.
Call our reputable and experienced personal injury law firm at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation. Our firm works on contingency, so you don’t have to pay us anything unless you are awarded financial compensation for your injuries and losses.