A Brick, Jersey man recently suffered serious injuries in a road rage-induced hit-and-run accident behind a convenience store. The incident happened on November 7 in the morning hours. According to police, the victim was struck by an older-model black Volvo four-door sedan. The malicious act is believed to have damaged the Volvo’s windshield and sideview mirror.
Police are seeking the vehicle, which may have a partial New Jersey plate reading F56. Police are asking anyone who may have information to call and report.
Struck by a Vehicle as a Pedestrian in New Jersey
Drivers are required to stop and render aid if they are involved in an accident. However, some choose instead to commit a crime and flee the scene, often leaving behind injured drivers or pedestrians in need of immediate assistance. If you are struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian in New Jersey and the person who hit you flees the scene of the crime, you may wonder what your options are to seek damages from the other driver.
The first thing you should do after a hit-and-run accident is contact emergency personnel. Even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured, it is still important to be evaluated by a medical professional. Some injuries, like traumatic brain injury, do not manifest symptoms right away, or have symptoms that can be difficult to discern without medical evaluation.
Step two is to document the scene. Take pictures of all vehicle damage and personal injuries, note the time and exact location of the accident and get the contact information from all witnesses present. Give your report to the police, along with as much as you know about the vehicle that hit you: make, model and license plate, even if you only were able to get a partial plate number. This information will be vital in identifying the person who hit you.
And last, discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.