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Elderly woman and granddaughter in stroller struck by vehicle

There are some accidents that put the public in shock and awe. The resulting effects of the incident can range from small to tragic, but often a personal injury is the aftermath of an automobile accident. The events surrounding and leading up to the accident could involve negligence, multiple victims, several vehicles and even a large accident site. No matter what time of day it is or what the traffic is like, drivers can take on precautionary measures such as reducing speeds when approaching sidewalks and intersections in order to lower the chances of becoming involved in a collision with another person or vehicle.

A seventy-year-old woman and her granddaughter were involved in an accident in Cedar Grove. The incident occurred around 3:33 p.m. when the elderly woman was crossing the street while pushing her granddaughter in a stroller. Both were knocked over by a Dodge Dakota that was turning left. The stroller was dragged several feet by the vehicle and the woman suffered a hand injury. Police responded to the incident, and the baby that remained in the stroller during the collision was not harmed.

The investigation of the pedestrian-car accident is ongoing. Preliminary investigation indicated that the driver failed to yield to the pedestrians and made an improper left turn. The driver has been cited for this offense. A person injured in an accident like this could file a personal injury claim. Expenses incurred from the incident such as medical bills, damages and pain and suffering could be covered by the suit.

Drivers who are traveling in areas where there are pedestrians present should reduce their speeds when approaching crosswalks. Both drivers and pedestrians should be aware of obstructions such as sunlight and buildings that could make it hard to see one another.

Source: Northjersey.com, “Infant, grandmother struck by pick-up truck in Cedar Grove; stroller dragged several feet,” Dan Rosenblum, March 20, 2013

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