While accidents involving two vehicles are common, there are times when a single vehicle hits a pedestrian. Regardless of how fast the vehicle is traveling, this often leads to death or serious injury to the person who was hit.
Our New Jersey readers may be staying current with a story out of Voorhees in which a teenager was hit by a car while walking to catch his school bus.
The accident took place at the intersection of Robin Lane and Cooper Road at approximately 6:30 a.m. According to police, the 17-year-old boy was crossing the street when he was struck by a car driven by an 80-year-old man.
Investigators believe that the driver may have driven around the bus, not paying attention to the stop signal and lights that were displayed by the bus.
As a result of the collision, the boy was carried by the vehicle for 50 feet before it came to a stop. He was then taken to a local hospital in critical condition with head injuries.
At this time, there is no information on the name of the driver.
These types of motor vehicle accidents should never take place. If the driver would have obeyed the sign displayed by the school bus the student would have never been hit.
A personal injury attorney often assists people in this situation, helping them receive compensation for injuries and deal with other complications from the accident. What matters most, however, is that the victim fully recovers to ensure the ability to lead a normal life in the future.
Source: 6abc.com, “Teen hit by car walking to bus in Voorhees, N.J.” No author given, Jan. 21, 2014