Mount Holly, NJ – Michael Thompson, 49, Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on Rt 38NY/NJ Legal News
Mount Holly, NJ (October 25, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed while attempting to cross a roadway in Mount Holly on October 20. Reports from authorities show the collision occurred at around 7:30 p.m.
Sources say the crash happened when Michael Thompson, 49, was struck by a vehicle on Route 38 just east of Windmill Way. Despite lifesaving efforts attempted by paramedics, Thompson lost his life due to the extent of his injuries.
The exact circumstances of the accident have not been reported at this time. Authorities in Mount Holly continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
The roadway was closed for an extended time while crews worked to help at the scene.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Michael Thompson at this time.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, pedestrian crashes happen often in New Jersey and throughout the United States. On average, hundreds of people are killed in pedestrian collisions per year in the Garden State. in 2021, over 200 individuals lost their lives in pedestrian crashes in New Jersey. This is the highest number of pedestrian deaths in the state in the past thirty years. Additionally, Smart Growth America reported that pedestrian deaths are continuously on the rise in the US. This is likely because of the ever-increasing number of distracted drivers on the roads.
Regrettably, pedestrians often sustain injuries due to driver negligence. Negligent driving is a severely hazardous issue that has become the most common contributor to American auto collisions. Yearly, more than 6,000 pedestrians lose their lives in auto collisions across the country. It is alarming when we consider that the majority of these people lost their lives due to drivers who were negligent in their conduct. Many different forms of negligence exist, including fatigue, distraction, intoxication, and speeding. When you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a pedestrian crash, contacting a pedestrian accident attorney in East Brunswick is a smart move.
The lawyers at the reputable law office of Metro Law have been helping injured accident victims recover for over 30 years. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash caused by a negligent driver, a wrongful death attorney from our firm can help you file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation. We know how difficult a time like this can be for you and your family, which is why we have made it our professional duty to aid you financially so you can focus on grieving and recovering.
You should not have to worry about anything else at a time like this. Allow our legal team to take care of the brunt of the legal process surrounding your loved one’s accident so you can focus on your family.
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