For many grandparents in New Jersey, there is often nothing more enjoyable than taking their grandchildren for a walk. Most people feel relatively safe doing so, especially when there are sidewalks in the area. Unfortunately, a stroll turned into a nightmare for one grandmother after she and her two grandchildren became victims of a pedestrian accident.
The incident happened one afternoon on a day in January. According to reports, the woman was walking with her two grandchildren, an infant in a stroller and a child identified by witnesses as around 3 or 4 years old. Reports claim that a driver allowed a vehicle to jump the curb, striking all three.
A witness claims that the infant was thrown from a stroller and struck a tree but was inside an infant carrier and uninjured. However, he claims that it appeared the other child suffered more serious injuries; the child, according to the witness, was unconscious. Everyone involved in the accident — including the driver and a minor passenger in the vehicle — was transported to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions and the reason the car ran off the road were not reported. The incident remains under investigation.
An accident such as this could potentially result in serious injuries that will require a significant recovery period. In the meantime, families may struggle as a result of lost wages and medical expenses. To ensure that they are able to seek the care that they need and meet their financial responsibilities, many victims of a pedestrian accident in New Jersey choose to hire an attorney with experience with personal injury cases to help them understand their legal options, potentially including filing a lawsuit against the parties deemed responsible.