Cyclist dies after being struck by car in New Jersey
A 23-year-old man died at around 5 p.m. on March 8 from injuries sustained while riding his bike that morning. Police say that the man and another bicyclist were struck while riding eastbound on Midland Avenue near Cardinal Place at around 4:50 a.m. on March 8. They were struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was driven by a 38-year-old man and was also going eastbound at the time of the collision.
After the accident took place, both bicyclists were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. The other person who was struck suffered head and body injuries and was still at the hospital the day after the accident. Police were still investigating the accident, and no charges had been filed against the driver or anyone else involved in the crash.
In car accidents that lead to death of one or more person, the driver who caused the accident may be held financially responsible for the crash. This is true even if he or she was not charged criminally for the accident. The family of the accident victim who died in a car crash may seek a personal injury attorney to help with any planned legal action. An attorney may be able to obtain compensation for the family.
Either in a settlement out of court or after a trial in court, the family may be awarded financial compensation to cover final expenses and punitive damages. A financial award may provide money to make up for the deceased’s lost earnings, which may have gone to help minor children or others in the family. Part of an award may also be put aside to help a surviving spouse pay long-term expenses such as a mortgage or for daily expenses.