Toms River, NJ – Joseph L. Witty Jr. Fatally Struck at Rt 37 and Marian StNY/NJ Legal News
Toms River, NJ (August 16, 2022) – Police responded to the scene when a pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver on Tuesday, August 16th in Toms River.
Officers were dispatched at about 5:45 a.m. for reports of a person being struck by a car on the shoulder of the eastbound side of Route 37. The driver pulled over at a nearby car dealership.
The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old Toms River resident, Joseph L. Witty Jr.
An investigation determined that Witty was crossing the median when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Joseph L. Witty Jr., at this time.
Pedestrian Injuries in New Jersey
Most pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries. Personal injury protection coverage, with its various restrictions, might not be enough to pay for the medical costs associated with their injuries. Some pedestrian victims may not have a car insurance policy, or their insurance provider could dispute their injuries or their version of what happened.
According to New Jersey law, pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks and intersections. This means motorists are obligated to yield to them until they have crossed the road. The law also says that, in the event of a collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle in a marked crosswalk, or unmarked crosswalk in an intersection, the presumption will nearly always be that the driver violated the duty of care they owed to the pedestrian.
Contrariwise, pedestrians are also encumbered with certain obligations that include crossing roadways inside defined crosswalks at the correct time and looking both ways before they do so.
Pedestrians who purposefully jump in front of a car or jump into the street, giving a motorist no hope of reacting in time to avoid contact, or pedestrians who are distracted or intoxicated while taking a stroll could be found to share in the liability for the accident. In New Jersey. Even if a pedestrian shares in liability for an accident, however, they are still eligible for comparative compensation.
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.