Hamilton Township Man Struck by SUV, Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

A Hamilton NJ man standing outside his home was tragically killed after being struck by an out-of-control SUV.

The fatal auto accident went down a short time before 8:00 p.m. outside a residence located on Edinburg Road in Hamilton Township, NJ. The victim had stepped outside his house in order to take out the trash. As he was walking through his driveway and headed toward the sidewalk where he could place a trash bag, a 2004 Toyota Sequoia reportedly crashed into him. The driver of the Toyota SUV was traveling west on the roadway when he struggled to navigate a sharp curve and lost control of his vehicle.

The Toyota careened off the side of a house, knocked down a mailbox, plowed through some bushes, and then slammed into the victim. The vehicle continued moving forward after hitting the victim, ultimately coming to a stop when it reached the home’s front porch.

A next-door neighbor heard sounds of the car accident and rushed outside to see what had caused the commotion. Smoke billowed through the air, so the neighbor went to his porch, got a fire extinguisher, and ran toward the victim’s house.

Emergency medical responders soon arrived in the neighborhood, but they could not save him; he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was 53 years old at the time of the fatal pedestrian accident. He reportedly lived at the Edinburg Road residence with his parents and took care of them.

The motorist accused of hitting the victim is a 40-year-old resident of Lambertville, New Jersey. He sustained minor injuries in the car crash and required hospitalization.

According to media reports on the fatal auto accident, people who live in the neighborhood where the crash occurred have previously complained to local law enforcement about motorists speeding on Edinburg Road. The fear among at least some neighborhood residents is that pedestrians are being put at risk every time a car barrels down the road and fails to slow down prior to hitting the curve.

The Hamilton Township Police Department is investigating the auto accident and attempting to determine whether the driver of the SUV was at fault. At this time, the driver has not been cited for any moving violations such as speeding or reckless driving. Additionally, the driver has not been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Regardless of the outcome of the police investigation, the victim’s parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the SUV driver. That’s because a person who acts negligently or carelessly and causes another individual’s death can potentially be held liable in a wrongful death action.

For more information, access the following article: Man taking out trash killed by SUV that veered off road

Woman Sues Hamilton NJ Police Department for Causing Car Accident during Pursuit of Suspect

A woman recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Hamilton Township, the Hamilton Police Department, and two Hamilton police officers after she was seriously injured in a car accident.

The lawsuit was filed in Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton, New Jersey. The plaintiff in the case is alleging that Hamilton police were responsible for the injuries she sustained during a motor vehicle accident in 2014.

The auto accident occurred on Gladstone Avenue in Trenton, NJ. The woman had parked a car on the side of the road and was in the process of buckling her children into the backseat when another vehicle crashed into her.

The driver of the other car was a criminal suspect being pursued by Hamilton patrol officers. The suspect was fleeing police when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the victim’s car, as well as a different car that was also on the roadway.

The victim sustained serious injuries in the car accident, requiring hospitalization and resulting in significant medical bills.

Now the victim is suing Hamilton Township for failing to adequately train police officers in how to pursue fleeing suspects. In her lawsuit, the plaintiff also alleges that the Hamilton NJ cops created an “unsafe and/or dangerous condition” when they pursued the suspect.

In addition to suing Hamilton NJ and the township’s employees, the victim also filed suit against the suspect who was being pursued by police at the time of the motor vehicle accident.

Depending on the evidence presented at trial, it is possible that the victim will be able to receive monetary compensation for her medical bills, in addition to compensation for the costs of the damage to her car.

For further information about this personal injury case, see the following article: Woman blames police for pursuing suspect who hit her car