New Brunswick, NJ – Pedestrian Hurt by Drunk Driver on Jersey Ave

New Brunswick, NJ - Pedestrian Hurt by Drunk Driver on Jersey Ave

New Brunswick, NJ (May 23, 2024) – A pedestrian was injured after a hit-and-run involving an alleged drunk driver in the New Brunswick area on Monday, May 20. The deadly accident was reported at the 100 block of Jersey Avenue around 1:25 a.m. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene to respond to a pedestrian hit-and-run. 

When officials arrived, they found a 25-year-old New Brunswick man with serious injuries. He was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in critical condition. The sedan involved in the incident was later discovered on Livingston Avenue with damage consistent with a pedestrian accident. The driver, 31-year-old Abel Bustos-Medel of New Brunswick, was charged with assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving while intoxicated. No further updates on the incident are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Pedestrian Crashes in New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ - Pedestrian Hurt by Drunk Driver on Jersey AvePedestrian safety is a serious problem in New Jersey due to an increasing number of deadly pedestrian crashes each year. Approximately 8,000 pedestrian fatalities were predicted to occur on American roadways in 2021. This translates to one death every 66 minutes or so. Sharing the road with motor vehicles as a pedestrian is far from safe. Pedestrian crashes are thought to cause more than 100,000 ER visits annually, and in 2021, pedestrians accounted for approximately one in six fatalities in collisions. As a pedestrian, your chances of suffering severe or even fatal injuries in an accident are much higher. To maximize their recovery, families hoping to file a successful wrongful death claim need to work with a knowledgeable lawyer.

It can be difficult to pursue a case on your own after a serious crash. If you are hurt as a pedestrian, it is even more important that you are ready to partner with a New Brunswick car accident lawyer. The legal team at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is here to fight for you. Call us today at (800) 923-3456. 

Notes: Our accident news pieces utilize secondary sources like police and fire accident reports, news articles, and eyewitness testimonies. We have not independently verified this information at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. If you find inaccuracies, please contact us for correction. To request post-removal, please inform us, and we will promptly comply.

Disclaimer: This content is not a business solicitation, and none of the information provided should be construed as legal or medical advice. Additionally, the featured image in this post is not from the actual accident scene.



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