Young Girl Killed In Bridgewater Pickup Truck Accident Along Fulton Street
BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY (April 16, 2022) – A young girl has tragically died in a car accident involving a pickup truck on Fulton Street.
Bridgewater police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday night. A young girl was riding a bicycle when she was hit by the pickup truck near the intersection of 3rd Street.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the girl. She was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Somerset in order to receive treatment.
Sadly, she died due to her injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Bridgewater Car Accidents
Thousands of bicyclists are killed or seriously injured in car accidents every year. According to the IIHS, “A total of 843 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2019. This represents a 3 percent decrease from the 868 bicyclist deaths that occurred in 2018. Although bicyclist deaths have decreased 16 percent since 1975, they have increased 36 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2010.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid bicyclists.
- Drivers should slow down around bicyclists.
- Drivers should give bicyclists plenty of room.
- Drivers should scan the road ahead of them for potential hazards.
All drivers are supposed to take measures in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and pedestrians in the roadway. If a driver goes past a yield sign without stopping this may be considered prima facie evidence of their failure to yield. Victims of bicycle accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision. A wrongful death lawyer can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New Jersey Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the girl that died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a Bridgewater car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.