Pedestrian in critical condition following accident
Most drivers can be affected by an accident on the roadway. Whether it is because they are in traffic, witnessed the collision or was directly involved in the accident, accidents can affect numerous people. A pedestrian accident is often a tragic and serious accident that could severely injure the pedestrian or cause a fatality. No matter the time of day or night, drivers and pedestrians should always be aware of one another and follow traffic signals and signs.
A pedestrian accident recently occurred in Bridgeton. New Jersey authorities are investigating the collision that took place just after midnight when a 42-year-old man was attempting to cross North Pearl Street. When emergency crews arrived to the scene, the pedestrian was listed in critical condition. The man was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. His current status is unknown at this time.
Details surrounding the incident were not reported. It is not clear whether the driver was speeding or failed to yield to the pedestrian or if any other negligence was involved in causing the accident. The accident remains under investigation to determine cause and any liabilities.
If a driver is at fault for striking a pedestrian, that driver could face civil liabilities. The injured pedestrian could file a personal injury claim. Through the suit, compensation could be recovered and could help pay any bills, losses or damages associated with the accident.
Gaining compensation after a serious accident could help offset the costs caused by the accident. This step could be crucial for those affected because the financial burdens could alter their life significantly. Those hoping to file for compensation should understand the necessary steps and understand their rights and options.
Source: South Jersey Times, “Bridgeton pedestrian struck by car, condition critical,” Phillip Tomlinson, Sept. 15, 2013