Three Pedestrian Accidents Injure Four, Including Children
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Nov 14, 2016 in Car Accidents News
Three separate pedestrian accidents on Thursday and Friday in Paramus, Ridgewood and Passaic sent four people, including two children, to the hospital with injuries.
Just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, two girls, ages 12 and 13, were struck by a Dodge Ram while crossing Carlough Drive in Paramus. According to city police, the elderly driver was attempting to make a left turn when she struck the children. The girls were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.
A few minutes later, a 56-year-old woman was also struck by a car making a left turn. The woman was crossing Goffle Road near the intersection at Ravine Avenue. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to The Valley Hospital.
Only 24 hours later, a 38-year-old man suffered a broken foot after being hit by a Honda Odyssey in Passaic. The man was crossing at an intersection of Paulson Avenue and Howard Avenue. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
This recent string of accidents is a sobering reminder of the importance for drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and work to avoid an accident.
Drivers should make sure to:
- Always remain focused and alert on the road ahead
- Anticipate that pedestrians could enter the roadway
- Slow down at crosswalks
- Never drive while distracted
Pedestrians can also take some steps to better protect themselves, by always walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street crosswalks, staying off their phone and wearing reflective clothing. However, it is up to drivers to prevent accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our car accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact Lynch Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more.
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