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New Jersey drunk driving accidents: Pedestrian hit by car

The woman believed responsible for a pedestrian accident in New Jersey has been arrested and charged for the incident. According to police, this individual was impaired at the time of the crash. Sadly, drunk driving accidents of this nature are fairly common occurrences. The victims of such events may have legal recourse.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, a woman in Jersey City, while walking on the sidewalk on Booraem Avenue, was struck by an SUV. The vehicle pinned the victim against a fence. She had to be freed by emergency crews before she could be transported to an area hospital in order to receive treatment for the injuries she suffered to her leg. Her current condition is unknown.

The driver believed responsible for this crash is a 24-year-old female. She was promptly arrested following the accident. She has since been charged with DUI, reckless driving and assault by auto. It is has not been reported if any court dates have been scheduled regarding her case.

Numerous New Jersey residents fall victim to drunk driving accidents every year. Injured victims or surviving family members of those who have lost their lives may file civil actions against those believed responsible for their losses. In this case, the injured victim may file a personal injury claim against the driver in an effort to seek damages. If the victim, with the assistance of legal counsel, is able to successfully establish negligence in court, she may be awarded a monetary judgment as compensation for any and all economic and non-economic damages she has sustained that are deemed legally recoverable.

Source: njherald.com, "Woman charged with DUI after hitting pedestrian", Jan. 30, 2017

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