Jersey City Hit-And-Run Car Accident Critically Injured Man By West Side Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue
HUDSON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY (March 13, 2022) – A man from Elizabeth was seriously injured in a Jersey City hit-and-run collision by West Side Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue.
Hudson County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 5:00 a.m. on Friday. a 63-year-old man was trying to cross the street when he was hit by a Toyota Rav4.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was unconscious and suffering from a major head injury.
Police are still searching for the driver they believe is responsible for the crash.
Liability In Jersey City Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds.” There are many factors that could potentially contribute to a hit-and-run collision including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
It is illegal to flee the scene of a collision that results in bodily injury or death. Drivers must stop at the scene and exchange insurance information. Drivers that flee the scene of pedestrian accidents could face criminal and civil liability. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be sought.
Any person that is seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that come with a serious accident. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New Jersey Hit-And-Run Collision
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the man injured in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. The person that hit the driver should do the right thing and turn themselves in to the police. It’s never too late to do the right thing.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.