Pedestrian Accident: Mom Pushing Stroller Hit By Truck
A mother walking with her toddler in a stroller was hit by a car at the end of June, which led to residents of Metuchen’s Borough marching to the town hall to express their concerns. This attractive New Jersey town is a favorite of people from all over the area, but it has also become an area to cut through, making roads more dangerous. The recent pedestrian accident has once again focused attention on the dangers for strolling parents and their vulnerable charges.
The accident happened shortly before 4.00 p.m. when a pickup truck driver saw two vehicles slow down and assumed it was to give him a chance to turn. As he entered the intersection, he struck the mother. She fell down, causing the two-year-old to fall from the stroller. Both the 31-year-old mother and toddler were taken to the hospital for treatment. It is reported that the toddler had several scrapes while the mother complained of pain through her whole body.
One of the mothers taking part in the march to the town hall was walking her baby of two months in the same area shortly after the accident and saw the emergency vehicles, but she only found out what happened afterward. The parents met with the mayor and council president, who assured them that there are programs in place to work toward a safer environment for all road users, but particularly pedestrians. They were also assured that the Borough has a zero tolerance policy toward motorists not stopping for pedestrians.
A seriously injured victim of a pedestrian accident in New Jersey may choose to file a personal injury claim. In the case of a fatal accident, the family of a victim may choose to file a wrongful death claim. Damages awarded in successful personal injury and wrongful death claims can provide financial comfort to victims and their families during an understandingly difficult time.
Source: em.gmnews.com, “After accident, strollers converge on Metuchen’s Borough Hall“, Kathy Chang, July 3, 2014