A United States Postal Service mail truck struck pedestrians in an accident in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on July 20. Elizabeth police officers and firefighters responded to the screen at approximately 10:30 a.m., according to NJ.com. Dispatchers also sent paramedics from Trinitas Regional Medical Center to the site where the accident occurred.
Pedestrians Crossing Street
Witnesses say that a grandmother, a two-year-old and a four-year-old were crossing Rahway Avenue, near Chilton Street, when the mail truck struck them. The younger child was in the arms of the woman when the collision allegedly occurred. Witnesses said they saw the child fly out of the woman’s arms. A bystander reportedly pulled the other child out of the road while another bystander called 911.
Injury and Loss of Life Reported
Elizabeth authorities report that the two-year-old child was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:09 a.m. Witnesses said that emergency personnel transported all three individuals from the scene. The USPS driver remained at the scene to speak with police. Authorities immediately cordoned off part of Rahway Avenue so that investigators could do their work.
Although the investigation into the cause of this pedestrian accident is ongoing, New Jersey state law offers a means of redress to victims of negligent conduct. When it is reasonable to assert that negligence led to injury or death, it is possible to file litigation in the state’s civil court system. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a traffic accident, it is possible to review the matter with a personal injury attorney. Our firm works hard to represent the full legal interests of our clients. To learn more about our services, please contact us.