Upper Freehold, NJ – Rt 359 Scene of Fatal Pedestrian Accident near milepost 37.72NY/NJ Legal News
Upper Freehold, NJ (February 17, 2023) – A pedestrian crash happened on a route in Upper Freehold that took the life of one girl. The accident occurred at around 7:46 a.m. on February 18.
The teen was struck by a Kia Soul headed north, according to information provided by the New Jersey State Police. After hitting the girl in the vicinity of milepost 37.72, the driver drove over the center line of the roadway and up a grass embankment.
What caused the collision to occur remains unknown at this time. Police in Upper Freehold continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New Jersey Auto Collisions
In New Jersey, pedestrian crashes happen at an alarming rate when compared with other states. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority found that over 175 pedestrians lost their lives in one recent year. This fails to include the several hundred pedestrians who survived their accidents but sustained serious injuries after being struck by negligent drivers.
If you or someone in your family has sustained severe injuries or lost their life in a pedestrian collision in New Jersey, you are entitled by law to bring legal action against the person, people, or entity who caused your injuries. While pedestrians are sometimes at fault in their crashes due to jaywalking, distraction, intoxication, or some other form of negligence, more often than not, drivers cause injurious and fatal pedestrian crashes. Over half the time, it is the driver who fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.
Pedestrian safety has become such a problem throughout New Jersey that the NJTPA created a program called Street Smart. This program is designed to inform individuals about pedestrian safety and awareness in an effort to curb these types of accidents.
While traveling, pedestrians are totally unprotected against the force of larger, faster-moving vehicles. This means that each time they travel, they are at risk for severe, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries.
At Metro Law, our pedestrian crash attorneys work diligently to help our clients recover in every way possible after they are hurt by the actions of negligent drivers. In terrible situations where people lose their lives in these accidents, wrongful death lawyers in Upper Freehold can help families recover compensation that can help them get their lives back to normal financially. Though we know that nothing like money could ever ease the pain you may be feeling during this time, monetary compensation may at least allow you to focus on your emotional healing and that of your family. Contact one of our New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 right away after a pedestrian accident to schedule a free case evaluation.