Nusbaum, Stein, Goldstein, Bronstein & Kron, A Professional Corporation
862-251-6822 866-397-5451
Free Consultation
Hablamos Español

Pedestrians and passengers are often victims of auto accidents

Pedestrians are already the most vulnerable New Jersey residents on the roads, and many rely on drivers to follow traffic laws and pay attention. Passengers in a motor vehicle are also in the same position, and are at the mercy of a driver to whom they entrusted their lives. Sadly, many drivers betray that trust and their duty to others on the road, which means that pedestrians and passengers are often the victims of auto accidents during which they have no control over their fates.

At approximately 2 p.m. on a recent Thursday, a 29-year-old teacher was running along the southbound lane of Route 206, and police say that she was not in the lane of travel. Meanwhile, a pickup truck driven by a 28-year-old man was traveling north on the same road. As the pickup approached the jogger, it suddenly veered across the roadway into the southbound lane and the victim.

The truck then hit some trees and flipped over before finally coming to a rest. The jogging teacher succumbed to her injuries at the scene. A 31-year-old passenger in the truck also died in the crash. The driver was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital. He could face criminal charges once the investigation is complete.

He may also face wrongful death claims filed by the surviving family members of the victims. If it can be proved that the deaths of their loved ones were caused by the negligence of the pickup truck's driver, a New Jersey court may award them damages often awarded in fatal auto accidents. Any monetary restitution could help the families with the financial burdens thrust on them in the aftermath of the tragic crash.

Source: nj.com, "Jogger killed in Southampton crash was teacher; other fatal victim also ID'd", Andy Polhamus, Aug. 28, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

NUSBAUM STEIN

Succasunna Office
Town Centre Building
66 Sunset Strip, Suite 205
Succasunna, NJ 07876

Toll Free: 866-397-5451
Phone: 862-251-6822
Fax: 973-584-8747
Map & Directions

New York Office
100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10017

Map & Directions

By appointment only:

Review Us
Phone: 862-251-6822
Toll Free: 866-397-5451
Fax: 973-584-8747