Maywood, NJ – Six-Year-Old Critically Injured By Driver on Spring Valley RdNY/NJ Legal News
Maywood, NJ (August 03, 2022) – A 6-year-old child sustained critical injuries after being struck by a car near Memorial Park in Bergen County on Monday, August 1st.
The incident took place at about 12:00 p.m. on Spring Valley Road in Maywood.
Reports show that a Honda Civic was traveling southbound on Spring Valley Road where a south-facing delivery van was stopped in front of a house, effectively obstructing the view of the sidewalk.
The child stepped out into the roadway from in front of the standing delivery van and was struck by the Honda’s driver, a 25-year-old resident of Englewood, who remained at the scene.
The borough Police Chief said it was “a serious and unfortunate accident.”
The child was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center. An update on their condition has not been made available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
When compared to other states, New Jersey has an astonishingly high rate of pedestrian accidents. Due to this, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety has implemented select programs designed to educate, enforce and engineer a reduction in the number of these kinds of accidents.
One of the division’s endeavors was to develop and enforce stricter crosswalk laws. Prior to April 2010, state law merely required drivers to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. From that time on, however, all drivers have been required to stop for pedestrians inside a marked crosswalk.
Additionally, if a car comes to a stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk and another car attempts to pass the stopped car, the driver of the passing vehicle can be issued a traffic citation.
Drivers are also required to stop for pedestrians crossing unmarked intersections.
Your New Jersey pedestrian injury attorney will examine the details of your accident to establish who is responsible for your injuries.
The lawyers at Metro Law are always available to assist our clients by addressing any questions or concerns they might have about legal options open to them after being injured by someone’s carelessness. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to schedule a free case assessment.
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.