Lakewood, NJ – 15-Year-Old Fatally Struck on Rt 70 near Vermont AveNY/NJ Legal News
Lakewood, NJ (May 10, 2023) – A 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle on a roadway in Ocean County, Lakewood, on Tuesday night, May 9th. The collision was reported at around 10:00 p.m.
Authorities say that the incident occurred at the intersection of Route 70 near Vermont Avenue. A police officer heard the crash when he was exiting a convenience store nearby.
The officer went to the scene where a girl was lying on the road near a vehicle with heavy front-end damage. She was transported to Monmouth Medical Southern Campus Hospital, where she tragically lost her life.
Authorities said preliminary reports show the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle was headed west on Route 70 when he hit the teenager, who was headed south in the crosswalk on Vermont Avenue.
At the time of the accident, her mom and younger sister were present. Authorities with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office and the county sheriff’s department are currently investigating the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New Jersey Pedestrian Collisions
Unfortunately, pedestrian crashes happen frequently in the state of New Jersey. On average, hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives annually in the Garden State. In 2021, more than 200 people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in New Jersey, the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the state in three decades. Smart Growth America reported that pedestrian deaths continue to rise in the United States. This is likely because of the ever-increasing number of distracted drivers on the roads.
Unfortunately, pedestrians are most often injured by the negligent actions of drivers. When you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a pedestrian crash, contacting a pedestrian accident attorney in Lakewood is a smart move.
The lawyers at the law office of Metro Law have been assisting injured crash victims to recover financially for many years. A personal and professional goal of ours is to help injured crash victims and their family members make speedy, complete financial recoveries.
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