Newark, NJ – Child Seriously Injured by BMW Driver in Pedestrian Accident at Springfield Ave and Bergen St

Newark, NJ – Child Seriously Injured by BMW Driver in Pedestrian Accident at Springfield Ave and Bergen St

Newark, NJ (October 18, 2022) – A pedestrian accident took place at about 6:00 p.m. in the area of Bergen Street and Springfield Avenue. Sources show that a child crossing the street was hit by the driver of a 2001 BMW X5 who ran a red light and fled the scene on Friday, October 14th. 

A local police officer found out about the crash another driver flagged him down. The responding officer found the young girl lying in the street with multiple lacerations to her hands and head trauma. The officer called Emergency Medical Services, which provided on-site aid. They transported her to University Hospital for additional care. 

Police successfully identified the driver of the striking vehicle. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries in New Jersey

Newark, NJ - Child Seriously Injured by BMW Driver in Pedestrian Accident at Springfield Ave and Bergen St

Multiple factors can lead to serious pedestrian accidents. The ones most commonly encountered in New Jersey include: 

Inattentive Drivers

When a driver is distracted by something outside or inside their vehicle they are not paying attention to the roadway. This can result in a pedestrian accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any action that redirects a driver’s focus away from driving, such as texting or talking on your phone, drinking or eating, talking to passengers, or using the stereo.

Fatigued Drivers

When a driver is overly tired, they lack the capacity to pay full attention to their surroundings. They are less capable of judging distances and are less likely to notice pedestrians on or near the roadway. 

Failing to yield at a crosswalk, no matter what the reason, also creates a dangerous situation for pedestrians who are particularly vulnerable because they have no defense against a striking vehicle. 

Our firm advocates tirelessly on behalf of our clients injured in pedestrian accidents. We protect their right to compensation. If you are seriously injured as a pedestrian, contact our Newark personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 and find out how we can help you.

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 identify any false information in the story or want the post 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. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not 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.