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New Jersey driver not like others in hit-and-run car accidents

On the night of April 7, a vehicle struck a pedestrian crossing the street. The driver of that vehicle apparently decided not to remain at the scene and failed to stop to render aid to the victim. However, this New Jersey driver was not like drivers in other hit-and-run car accidents -- the 64-year-old woman actually called police sometime after fleeing the scene.

The 22-year-old pedestrian that she hit suffered injuries throughout his body, from a head injury to leg injuries and everything in between, including his internal organs. Paramedics and other emergency medical personnel at the scene treated him before taking him to University Hospital Newark. At last report, the hospital listed him as being in critical condition.

The scene was shut down to traffic for approximately four hours while law enforcement officials gathered evidence. The investigation is ongoing, and charges have not yet been filed against the New Jersey woman in connection with the incident. The Rahway Police Traffic Bureau is asking for anyone who may have information regarding the accident to contact them. The Linden Police Department, which took the call from the driver, gave Rahway police her location.

That determination will be made as the critically injured victim fights to recover from his injuries. As he does so, medical costs are adding up fast, and he may be losing income from employment as well, which is typical in these types of car accidents. He may file a personal injury claim against the driver, seeking a judgment for monetary damages that could provide him with the necessary assistance to defray the financial burdens he faces in the coming months.

Source: mycentraljersey.com, "Rahway man critical after being hit by SUV", , April 8, 2014

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