A man was fatally struck by a car on Tuesday evening in Toms River, New Jersey. Around 5 pm, the pedestrian accident occurred when the victim stepped out into the road at the intersection of Fischer Boulevard and Fairview Drive near his home, and was hit by a car. Later that evening, the 37-year-old man who was fatally struck succumbed to his fatal injuries at a local hospital.
Within the past month, multiple pedestrian accidents have been reported in Central New Jersey, which is becoming a growing cause for concern by both pedestrians and motorists alike. In nearby Lakewood, New Jersey, officials introduced a new safety program last week, which focuses on the number of serious car crashes in the area. Distracted driving, the amount of traffic congestion in residential areas, or a lack of lighting and designated crosswalks along the roads where pedestrians frequently travel may be some of the contributing factors for these types of incidents.
If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in a pedestrian accident, contact our New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, 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.