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Addressing Pedestrian Accidents on Grove Street

Pedestrian fatality rates in car crashes have risen drastically over the last 10 years. From 2006 to 2015, the pedestrian fatality rate rose by 12 percent. One fatal pedestrian accident occurs every 1.6 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The residents of Grove Street in Montclair, New Jersey know about fatal pedestrian accidents all too well. Since January 2014, there have been 16 accidents involving pedestrians on Grove Street, three of which were fatal.

Accidents at Grove Street

The crashes occurred at all times of day, though the majority of accidents were either in the afternoon or evening hours, between noon and 8:00 p.m. In just about every incident, the victim suffered some sort of injury. Additionally, in the majority of the car accidents, the pedestrian, driver, or a witness claimed that the pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk when they were struck.

In all states, drivers must yield to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. In the absence of a crosswalk at an intersection, drivers must fully stop before reaching the intersection.

In order to avoid such incidents, it is critical that a driver focuses solely on the road ahead of them and abides by a few safe-driving tips.

Driving Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents and Fatalities

• It is important to always keep 100 percent of your attention on the road when you are behind the wheel. Avoid multitasking or glancing at your phone or any other electronic device. Distracted driving accidents are common in New Jersey, especially in the more densely populated counties.
• Always obey the speed limits and traffic signs.
• Be aware of the environment around you, including pedestrians and other drivers.

New Brunswick Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Harold J. Gerr Advocate Pedestrian Accident Victims

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, you may have sustained serious injuries. The experienced New Brunswick pedestrian accident lawyers at Harold J. Gerr will fight on your behalf if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident. Call us today at 1-877-249-4600 for a free initial consultation, or contact us online. We have offices located in Highland Park, New Jersey, and we proudly serve clients in Middlesex County, including the communities of New Brunswick, Edison, Somerset, South River, Sayreville, and Middlesex.

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