One Killed, One Injured In Sicklerville Car Accident By Cross Keys Road and Wilby Road
SICKLERVILLE, NEW JERSEY (November 30, 2019) – Two pedestrians were hit by a driver near the intersection of Cross Keys Road and Wilby Road.
New Jersey state police are saying that the accident took place around 7:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the two pedestrians were hit as they were crossing the road.
Both pedestrians were taken to the Cooper Hospital in helicopters with major injuries. Despite life-saving measures one of the pedestrians died due to their injuries.
An investigation into the pedestrian accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sicklerville Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, “almost 129,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2015. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.” There are a number of reasons why pedestrian accidents take place including:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Dangerous left turns
The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. Potential beneficiaries in a civil claim can include the victim’s spouse, children, siblings and parents. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Sicklerville Pedestrian Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this accident. It is our sincere hope that the second victim is able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. Their needs to be some accountability for what has taken place.