According to NJ.com, a vehicle near the corner of East Pleasant Avenue and Elm Street struck a 51-year-old man during heavy rain on June 13 in Maywood. Witnesses told police that they observed a red sedan leaving the scene of the crash.
“The witnesses said they saw the vehicle actually backing up and driving around the victim before leaving the scene, “Maywood Police Chief David Pegg told NJ.com. The victim suffered serious head trauma and was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment, according to Pegg.
According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in 2010, there were 44 fatal hit-and-run accidents on state roadways. According to the NJDOT, of the 44 people killed, six were passengers in other vehicles, 29 were pedestrians and three were bicyclists.
Some of the most common reasons drivers flee the scene of accidents include intoxication, not having a license or having outstanding warrants for their arrest relating to other crimes.
There is never an excuse for a driver to leave the scene of a crash. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact us toll free at (800) 711-5258 to schedule a free initial consultation or complete the form on this page to let our skilled Rockland county injury attorneys review your case.
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