A teacher from West Orange, New Jersey sustained critical injuries after a car struck her on Monday night. While crossing Pleasant Valley Way near the high school around 8 pm, a car driven by a 55-year-old man struck the elementary school teacher. The 64-year-old woman who teaches first grade remains in critical condition at the Rutgers University Hospital after the car struck her.
Pedestrian accidents may occur during any time of the day, especially when roads are congested with vehicles, but at night, visibility decreases, which creates risky conditions for pedestrians. Unfortunately, many cities in New Jersey report an increasing number of pedestrian accidents, including ones that involve fatalities. At the very least, a pedestrian may be at-risk for incurring a range of personal injuries during an incident like this.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100. Contact us online or visit our offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.