Mahwah, NJ – Pedestrian Amputated by Hit-and-Run Driver on Rt 287NY/NJ Legal News
Mahwah, NJ (June 23, 2022) – A horrific accident left responders frantically trying to save the life of a male pedestrian who had a hand and a limb severed by a hit-and-run driver in the northbound lanes of Route 287 near the New York/New Jersey border on Wednesday, June 22nd.
The 29-year-old local was hit at about 7:45 p.m. near mile marker 65.4 in Mahwah by a driver who fled the scene.
Tourniquets were applied to both of the man’s arms. He was breathing for a bit in spite of a skull fracture and massive trauma.
New Jersey State Police summoned a medical helicopter but it was ultimately canceled due to inclement weather. Fatal accident investigators were also called to the scene.
The northbound highway was shut down as rescuers worked right there in the middle of the highway to keep the victim alive. He was then transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center.
State Police are conducting an investigation.
The victim’s current condition is unknown.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey
Every pedestrian injury case is distinct and the weight of the claim lies in the severity and longevity of the pedestrian’s injuries. A claim’s value is comprised of their hospital expenses and additional medical costs along with any lost income. These are combined with any subjective, non-monetary losses such as pain, suffering, and a diminished quality of life.
Standard forms of financial compensation that injured pedestrians are usually awarded include:
- Hospital, doctor, medical, and other healthcare provider bills
- Physical rehabilitation expenses
- Paramedic and ambulance costs
- Prescription medication costs
- Transportation to and from medically required appointments
- Lost earnings from being unable to work
- Exemplary damages
In specific cases, victims may be eligible to bring a suit for recovery against a third party, such as the town, county, or city where the accident took place in the event that dangerous road conditions or a poorly designed intersection played a role. Pedestrian victims may also be qualified to collect compensation from the insurer of the property manager or owner if a treacherous circumstance or condition on their footpath or in their parking lot had a hand in the incident.
An insurance company will assign each individual involved in the incident a percentage of liability. The total amount of losses that the injured pedestrian is ultimately awarded will be reduced by that same percentage.
New Jersey’s Comparative Negligence Act says that a victim is entitled to compensation for their losses, even if they are found to share in the liability for the event that caused them.
Contact the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Letro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 immediately after an accident to schedule a free case evaluation.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.