Summit, NJ – 10-Year-Old Student Struck by Vehicle on Deforest Ave & Woodland AveNY/NJ Legal News
Summit, NJ (February 3, 2023) – A 10-year-old student from Lincoln-Hubbard School was struck by a vehicle at an intersection in Summit. Police were dispatched to the scene on Woodland Avenue where they found the young boy with an injured leg.
The boy stated he was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Deforest Avenue when he was hit by the car. He was rushed to Overlook Medical Center by the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad to be treated for the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Authorities report the driver, a woman, age 89, from Summit, was headed south at a slow speed on Woodland Avenue when she tried to turn left onto Deforset avenue and struck the boy who was crossing in the crosswalk.
The driver did not immediately stop at the scene, but did return a short time later and spoke to police. Authorities continue to investigate the details of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Despite the numerous safety rules put in place to keep pedestrian crashes from happening, in New Jersey, pedestrians are still struck by vehicles frequently. Countless individuals are hit by cars in New Jersey every year. Unfortunately, some of these victims end up losing their lives.
Our Summit pedestrian crash attorneys are knowledgable about the physical problems that often accompany sustaining a serious injury in an accident. These collisions can be detrimental to the health and well-being of victims. Common injuries that often result from pedestrian collisions include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and broken bones.
Working alongside a skilled attorney after your pedestrian accident can help preserve your legal rights and help you move on from the aftermath of your accident effectively. Our personal injury attorneys from Metro Law have more than four decades of experience helping injured crash vcitims get the compensation and justice they deserve after they are hurt by driver negligence.
Our team of skilled lawyers works hard to protect the legal rights of our clients while we aggressively negotiate a settlement from the insurance company that reflects the maximum compensation available for your injuries and losses. Regrettably, insurance companies are only out to make money, and do not uphold your best interests. Adjusters are instructed to contact you at your most ‘vulnerable’ – in the days and weeks after your crash, where you may be more likely to settle for less compensation than you deserve.
Contact Metro Law as soon as possible to learn more about what we can do for you. You can call our office at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.