Two young girls sustained injuries after they were struck by a car while attempting to cross a roadway in Edison Township, New Jersey.
The pedestrian accident occurred a short time before 3:00 p.m., possibly around the time that the girls were headed home from school. According to authorities, the girls were hit by the motor vehicle when they walked across New Dover Road in Edison, NJ. Witnesses later told authorities that the girls crossed the road just in front of a crosswalk.
The car, an Audi, was headed west on the road and approaching the intersection of New Dover Road and Lawlor Court. The driver, a 78-year-old Metuchen resident, reportedly did not react quickly enough and struck the girls.
The two accident victims are both 11 years of age. One of the girls is from Edison NJ, while the other girl is from Metuchen NJ. They both sustained significant physical injuries in the crash, including multiple broken bones. Emergency medical responders stabilized the girls at the scene of the accident and then transported them to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Fortunately, both girls are expected to make full recoveries from their accident-related injuries.
The Edison Township Police Department investigated the car accident and determined that no charges should be filed against the motorist. However, despite the fact that the driver was not criminally charged or issued any traffic citations, it still remains possible that the families of the two young victims may wish to file personal injury lawsuits and seek damages. In cases like this, it is typically in the best interests of the accident victims to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney and explore all of their available legal options.
For more information, read the NJ.com article, “Two Young Girls Injured After Being Hit by Car in Edison.
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