An elderly Moorestown man was recently the victim of a hit-and-run accident as he tried to cross Main Street. The hit-and-run happened shortly after sundown on March 16. Responders on the scene transported the 69-year-old to Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill for treatment. He was later taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was said to be in stable condition.
The car accident occurred near the intersection of Main and Church streets. Police are still searching for the driver of a small, red, domestic-made car. According to police, the driver was attempting to make a left turn onto Main Street when the vehicle struck the elderly pedestrian.
After the collision, the driver apparently pulled to the roadside nearby but then quickly fled the scene, going west on Main Street. At the time of a local news report, police in Moorestown were still looking for information related to the accident.
It's been said on this blog before, but it needs to be said again: drivers in New Jersey have an unshakable responsibility to exercise due caution in the presence of pedestrians. Otherwise, serious injuries can change people's lives permanently. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, the at-fault driver has usually shown a brazened lack of concern for the well-being of another citizen. That kind of reckless behavior too often results in personal injury and even death.
New Jersey residents who have been injured in any sort of pedestrian accident through no fault of their own will want to hold the responsible parties accountable. A personal injury claim can help do that, as well as provide much needed compensation for monetary expenses related to the accident, as well as for any pain and suffering a victim may have experienced.
Source: Moorestown Patch, "Hit-and-Run Victim in Stable Condition," Rob Scott, March 19, 2012