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New Jersey man arrested after fatal auto-pedestrian accident

On Dec. 28, 2014, police in Brooklyn, New York, say that they responded to a call reporting of a pedestrian who had been struck by a car. Police soon arrived at the scene near the intersection of Bay Parkway and Bath Avenue and reportedly found a 27-year-old pedestrian suffering from head trauma.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 60-year-old man struck the victim with his 2011 Toyota Camry as he traveled southbound on Bay Parkway. The victim was reported to have been in the crosswalk at the time of the collision. First responders transported the victim to Lutheran Medical Center. Despite receiving treatment at the hospital, the victim later died from his injuries two days after the accident.

The driver of the Toyota Camry, a Lakewood, New Jersey, resident, remained at the scene immediately following the accident. Police arrested him sometime after their arrival. The 60-year-old driver has since been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and failure to exercise due care. It was not reported whether the driver had obtained legal representation.

Due to the sheer difference in weight and size, even a relatively minor collision between a pedestrian in a car can result in catastrophic injuries. It is not uncommon for pedestrian victims to receive significant trauma to their brains and spinal columns. As a result, many pedestrian victims are paralyzed or suffer other debilitating and long-lasting injuries.

Fortunately, advances in medical science now offer improved hope for victims with brain and spinal damage. Modern medical devices and other advancements in treatment therapies have enabled some victims to experience some improvements in their quality of life. These treatments are not cheap. The victims of car vs. pedestrian crashes can expect to incur significant medical expenses.

If you have been injured as a result of a preventable car accident, you should not have to suffer quietly. Your New Jersey personal injury attorney can represent you in a civil lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. If successful, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical costs and other associated expenses.

Source: New, "Cops charge N.J. man in fatal Brooklyn crash, reports say" Craig McCarthy, Jan. 28, 2015

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