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Man killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian-car accident

Many accidents can be described as tragic and unexpected. A car accident that results in a fatality is extremely emotional for the loved ones of the deceased. Sometimes the amount of grief the loved ones experience is overwhelming and life-altering. The fatal car accident does not only result in the loss of a life, but also new and stressful obstacles. The family might endure financial distress from the costs incurred by the accident, in addition to the loss of that person’s work salary.

Recently, a fatal accident in Robbinsville occurred shortly before 6:00 p.m. on a Sunday evening. A 40-year-old man was walking up the street to pick up a present for his 9-year-old son when a vehicle struck him. The impact of the collision was so intense that it killed him. A neighbor heard the accident, called 911 and quickly came outside with a flashlight to make the car slow down. The vehicle that stuck the man did not stop and fled the scene. Police responded to the call and found parts of the vehicle scattered at the accident site. Based on the parts found, police are looking for a 2005 or 2006 metallic blue F-series Ford Super Duty Truck with significant front-end damage and a missing headlight.

The investigation of this hit-and-run pedestrian-car accident is ongoing. The loved ones of the deceased are distraught, and the man’s father is especially overwhelmed because he just buried his wife only two months prior to this incident. Once the liable party is located, the family can seek costs for damages and compensation for their loss. In an accident like this, the loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim. This would result in compensation to cover funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

The loss of a loved one is tough no matter the reason. Resultant financial burdens only increase the stress of such a situation. Where the death is caused by the negligence of another, families can often alleviate some of the stress by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of an attorney. Although compensation will not bring a lost family member back, it can help ease the pain going forward.

Source: ABC Action News, “Father struck and killed in Mercer Co., NJ hit-and-run accident,” Eva Pilgrim, Jan 27, 2013

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