Mother Died In Pequannock Pedestrian Collision While Jogging By 229 Boulevard
PEQUANNOCK, NEW JERSEY (June 16, 2022) – A mother has tragically died in a Pequannock car accident as she was jogging in the area of 229 Boulevard.
Pequannock police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:20 a.m. on Saturday. A mother was out on a run when she was hit by a driver identified as a 35-year-old woman.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the woman. Sadly, she died due to the severity of her injuries.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pequannock Pedestrian Accidents
According to the National Safety Council, “in 2020 most pedestrian traffic deaths occurred in urban settings (80%), on the open road (76%) versus intersections (24%), and during dark lighting conditions (76%). The largest number of pedestrian deaths occur on Saturdays (1,005), and the majority of these deaths happen during dark lighting conditions (821).” There are a number of common factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. If a driver hits and kills a pedestrian, they can be held at fault through a wrongful death claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability.
Investigating A New Jersey Pedestrian Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Pequannock car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and resources they are entitled to under the law. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.