Tragically, in June, a 13-year-old boy was killed in a truck-bicycle accident in Cresskill, according to NJ.com.
The news source reported that the truck struck the boy as he was riding his bicycle down Grant Avenue, on his way to Cresskill Middle School. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after suffering severe brain injuries, according to police.
A crossing guard allegedly witnessed the aftermath of the accident, saying the truck driver was yelling “oh my God, oh my God,” following the crash. The news source described the scene where the accident took place as a quiet suburban road.
The boy’s death remains under investigation and charges are pending. The truck involved allegedly featured the logo of JJ Maloney, who would not comment on the incident to the press.
Crossing guards monitor parts of the area where the incident occurred. However, it remains unclear if one was working when the incident took place.
Having a Bicycle Accident Investigated by Our Atlantic City Injury Attorney
If you are ever injured or your loved one is killed in a bicycle accident, you should speak to our Atlantic City injury lawyers.
Many bicyclists fall victim to reckless drivers, who may be distracted or speeding when a crash occurs. When a driver is operating a vehicle negligently and someone is injured or killed, speaking to an attorney can make a world of difference in terms of someone’s recovery, as damages can be used to pay for rehabilitation or costs related to someone’s burial or loss of income.
You may have legal rights following a bicycle accident, including the ability to hold a driver liable. Bicyclists should expect the same right to safety as other people on the road. Speak to our attorneys about having your accident investigated.
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