On Monday, March 25, 2013, a 20-year-old woman in Delran, New Jersey, was hit by a pickup truck and tragically died as a result. The 25-year-old driver of the pickup truck has since been charged with traffic offenses, including:
The woman was crossing Route 130, a busy highway, in a pedestrian crosswalk when the pickup truck hit her.
According to the news source, she is the 16th pedestrian to die after getting hit by a car or truck on Route 130 since 2009. There is an online petition urging the NJ Governor and his administration to build a pedestrian bridge over the highway. See petition at: http://www.change.org/petitions/delran-township-build-a-bridge-crosswalk-next-to-holy-cross-high-school-over-route-130.
Many pedestrians are seriously injured by negligent drivers. Serious accidents happen when drivers are not paying attention to the road, even for just a few seconds. Changing the radio station, typing in the GPS and using a cell phone are all distractions which can have fatal consequences.
If you or a loved one was in a pedestrian car accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, feel free to contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at White and Williams LLP for a free, no obligation consultation. 877.944.8396