On Oct. 12, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on North Hook Road in Pennsville Township. According to reports, the auto accident took place at around 5:22 p.m., but it was not reported if visibility conditions or the pedestrian's location might have played roles in the incident.
Although the exact chain of events leading up to the accident was not specified, police said that, prior to the accident, they received complaints of a motorist driving recklessly. Officers responded to the scene discovered that the 51-year-old driver, a local man, had hit a pedestrian as he drove northbound through the 400 block of North Hook Road.
Although the pedestrian was hit, he denied medical treatment for his reported wrist pain. However, he may seek treatment at a later time, for which he could choose to request that the driver to pay the cost. The Pennsville motorist was detained and later released on summonses until his court date. He faces charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and vehicular assault.
When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, serious injuries are not uncommon. Even seemingly minor or undetected injuries can worsen over time, leading to the need for extensive medical treatment. If treatment is not sought until later, the injured individual may have to prove the origin of the injury. A personal injury attorney may be able to assist the injured party by examining both the accident report and the medical report in order to prove the source of the injury. The attorney may then seek compensation from the at-fault driver.
Source: NJ.com, "Pennsville man, allegedly driving drunk, strikes pedestrian, police say", October 15, 2013