Hamilton Township, NJ – Jessica Lavin Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on Route 50 near Spruce St

Hamilton Township, NJ (August 17, 2023) – The Hamilton Township Police confirmed that 32-year-old Jessica Lavin of Mays Landing, New Jersey, lost her life due to a pedestrian crash that occurred on Tuesday morning, August 15.

At around 1:15 a.m., the police were dispatched to the scene of an automobile accident on Route 50.

According to reports, 65-year-old Michael Jackson of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, was driving a vehicle on Route 50 when he struck Lavin in the area near Spruce Street.

Lavin was severely hurt due to the crash. She was rushed by ambulance to AtlantiCare Hospital – City Division, where she died from her injuries.

At this time, investigations are underway.

Our condolences go out to the family of Jessica Lavin at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Countless pedestrians lose their lives and motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey every year. In many instances, pedestrian crashes are caused by driver negligence. We see many people lose their lives in crashes as a result of drivers who are speeding. Traveling above this posted speed limit can make it difficult for drivers to stop in time to avoid a collision.

Pedestrian accidents, in particular, are often caused by drivers who fail to yield the right of way. When pedestrians have the right of way to cross the roadways at designated crossing areas and vehicles fail to stop, they can be held accountable for striking pedestrians.

In other instances, we see drivers who are distracted while operating the vehicles. Using a cell phone, eating, or engaging in another distracting activity while operating a vehicle can make it incredibly challenging for drivers to stop in time to avoid a collision.

If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a pedestrian accident, it is important that you reach out to a Hamilton Township wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. By seeking legal guidance quickly, your family will be in the best position possible to get justice.

At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we are honored to help those affected by fatal car crashes. We know how complex and heartbreaking these cases can be and strive to provide compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel for our clients. If you have been through a tragedy like this, please don’t hesitate to contact our New Jersey personal injury law firm at 800-923-3456 for a free consultation so that together we can work toward achieving the best possible outcome in your pursuit of justice.

Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.

Disclaimer: This is not a business solicitation, and none of the material presented is intended to be legal or medical advice. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this actual accident scene.

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