Jersey City, NJ – Scooterist Struck by Vehicle in Hit-&-Run Crash on Brunswick St near Christopher Columbus Dr

Jersey City, NJ (March 18, 2023) – A 33-year-old man from Jersey City was left with injuries following an auto-pedestrian collision that took place in Hudson County on Thursday morning.

At around 9:55 a.m. on March 16, the Jersey City Police Department responded to the scene of an automobile accident on Brunswick Street.

Reports from the Jersey City police show that a 33-year-old man was riding a scooter in the area of Brunswick Street and Christopher Columbus Drive during the morning hours. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

The pedestrian was injured as a result of the accident. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center by EMS for emergency care.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are currently being investigated.

We hope the injured victim is able to recover quickly.

Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Pedestrian accidents take place far too often in New Jersey. In fact, statistics show that pedestrian fatalities account for approximately one-third of all traffic-related deaths reported annually in our state. Thousands of additional pedestrians are left with serious injuries as a result of accidents that take place on our roads every year. There are several factors that account for the increase in the number of serious pedestrian accidents that we see take place.

Over the past decade, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people purchasing light trucks and SUVs across the state. When these vehicles are involved in accidents, pedestrians are more likely to suffer severe and life-threatening injuries and accidents.

We have also seen a significant increase in the number of distracted drivers that are traveling on roads here in the Garden State. Regrettably, when drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they are more likely to cause severe harm to pedestrians if they are involved in accidents.

Finally, we have witnessed a drastic increase in the amount of drivers who are traveling above the posted speed limits. Even though every road in our state has a speed limit for vehicles to travel at safely, we continue to see drivers cause devastating accidents due to their willingness to go above these limits. When pedestrians are involved in accidents with speeding drivers, they are more likely to suffer serious injuries that drastically alter their lives.

Common injuries that are reported in pedestrian accidents across New Jersey include:

  • Severe spinal cord injuries.
  • Severely broken bones or compound fractures.
  • Internal organ injuries that can be life-threatening.
  • Significant cuts and lacerations.

If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you may be able to take legal action. Seeking guidance from a Jersey City pedestrian accident lawyer can help you better understand your rights as a victim and the options that you have for protecting them.

Our dedicated personal injury lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq have extensive experience helping injured pedestrians get justice after their accidents. Our team can aggressively help you fight for fair compensation to ensure you have the money you need for your medical expenses and more. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our New Jersey law firm today at 800-923-3465 to see how our team can help you get 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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