Sicklerville, NJ – Teenager Hospitalized, Horse Killed by Reckless Driver on Monroeville RdNY/NJ Legal News
Sicklerville, NJ (September 16, 2022) – A 14-year-old girl was hospitalized after a driver slammed into her while riding her horse on Tuesday, September 13th. According to the victim’s brother who was with her at the time of the incident, the driver never even slowed down.
The collision occurred on Monroeville Road in Franklin Township at about 8:00 p.m.
The ninth grader was transported to Cooper University Hospital with injuries to her legs and hips.
Despite on-scene life-saving attempts by a local vet, the horse died at the scene.
A neighbor reported seeing the siblings passing his house, as he often did, when just moments later he also saw a pick-up truck flying down the rural roadway at an extremely high rate of speed. In the time it took him to realize that the driver was going to hit the girl on the horse, it had already happened.
The driver failed to stop, notify police, or render aid.
Police are currently reviewing surveillance video of the incident and have a working description of the offender’s vehicle.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-and-Run Crashes in New Jersey
New Jersey auto insurance claims are managed by a no-fault approach, meaning victims must first pursue financial compensation from their own car insurance policy, even if they are not liable for the incident. This is also true in the case of a hit-and-run crash, whether or not the at-fault driver is identified.
Following the hit-and-run, you need to notify your insurance carrier as quickly as possible. Inform them that you are the victim of a hit-and-run driver, you have contacted the police, and you will be seeking medical care.
Stick to the facts and only the facts. Never share your opinions or try to assess the seriousness of your injuries. Insurance providers will do anything in their power to devalue or deny your claim and giving false information, even unintentionally, will impair your odds of recovering full compensation.
Depending on whether or not the offending driver is located, there are different insurance coverages that can provide financial compensation for your hit-and-run accident. An experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer can inform you of your options.
Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (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.