Keyport, NJ – Pedestrian Killed in Traffic Crash on Rt 36 near Atlantic St
Keyport, NJ (August 22, 2023) – A fatal pedestrian crash happened in Keyport on Saturday morning, August 19. Sources say the accident took place at around 1:30 a.m.
Several responders went to the scene, including Keyport police and EMS. They found the female victim on Route 36 near Atlantic Street. She was taken to Bayshore Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead, just after 2:15 a.m.
Currently, she has not been identified pending the notification of her family, police said. The person who struck her, identified as an adult female, remained at the crash scene and cooperated with authorities.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office along with the Keyport Police Department and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART), are currently investigating the incident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
New Jersey Pedestrian Wrecks
Pedestrian crashes happen all too often in the state of New Jersey. Yearly, hundreds of people lose their lives in pedestrian crashes throughout the Garden State. These collisions happen under many different circumstances, however, negligent driving most often causes car crashes in New Jersey and across the nation. Motorists who are overtired, intoxicated, or speeding place their own lives at risk as well as the lives of those around them.
If someone ends up losing their life because another person chose to drive their vehicle while distracted or intoxicated, or at unsafe speeds, the surviving family of the deceased victim is often legally eligible to collect financial compensation for a long list of damages that may have resulted from their loved one’s accident. Some of those damages include:
- Medical care
- Funeral care
- Burial costs
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of advice/consortium
- Loss of child care/guidance
Depending on insurance companies to hold your best interest is never wise, as they are often only out to make a profit. Unfortunately, they may even attempt to coerce you into accepting less compensation than you deserve, despite the magnitude of your circumstances. If you qualify for financial compensation when you file a wrongful death claim, an experienced wrongful death lawyer is your best bet. A lawyer knows what needs to be done to help you get the money you need to pay for any/all damages you are faced with during this difficult time.
Relieving the financial burden caused by the wrongful death of your loved one could allow you to focus better on healing from the immense loss you may be faced with at this time.
After losing someone dear to you in a fatal collision, contact a wrongful death attorney in Keyport from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. We work tirelessly to make sure that our clients and their family members are respectfully taken care of during these trying times. We know how difficult situations like this can be, which is why we are here to help people like you make full financial recoveries so you can focus on your family and your own emotional and mental well-being.
Call us as soon as you can to learn more about your legal right toward financial compensation if you have wrongfully lost someone you love due to the negligent actions of another person.