Old Bridge, NJ (December 1, 2022) – A 36-year-old man died after being run over multiple times in a company car park in Old Bridge. The crash reportedly occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.
Middletown resident Jason Freeman was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The Middlesex County Attorney’s Office is working to determine who is responsible for his death.
Information from preliminary reports states that prior to the crash, an altercation between Jason and another person occurred that was intended. The victim was run over several times before the attacker’s vehicle fled the scene.
The vehicle that struck Freeman is said to have been white, although no further details are available at this time.
Old Bridge Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident.
Nothing further was reported at this time.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere condolences to Jason Freeman’s family.
Pedestrian accidents in New Jersey
Pedestrian accidents in New Jersey occur at an alarming rate compared to other states. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority found that over 175 pedestrians lost their lives in one of the last few years. This does not include the several hundred pedestrians who survived their accidents but were seriously injured in a collision with negligent motorists.
If you or someone in your family has been seriously injured or killed in a collision with a pedestrian in New Jersey, you have a legal right to seek legal action against the person, persons, or entity that caused your injuries. While pedestrians are sometimes at fault for their accidents, in most cases, drivers cause injury and death to pedestrian accidents due to jaywalking, distraction, intoxication, or some other form of negligence. In more than half the cases, it is the driver who refuses to give way to a pedestrian.
Pedestrian safety has become such an issue throughout New Jersey that the NJTPA has created a program called Street Smart. This program aims to educate individuals about pedestrian safety and awareness in order to curb these types of accidents.
While driving, pedestrians are completely vulnerable to the force of larger, faster-moving vehicles. This means they are at risk of serious, catastrophic or even fatal injury on any journey.
At Metro Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys work diligently to help our clients recover in any way possible after being injured by the actions of negligent drivers. In horrific situations where people lose their lives in these accidents, Wrongful Death Solicitors in Old Bridge can help families reclaim compensation that can help them bring their lives back to normal financially. While we know nothing like money can ever ease the pain you may be feeling during this time, monetary compensation can at least allow you to focus on your emotional healing and that of your family. After a pedestrian accident, contact one of our New Jersey pedestrian injury attorneys immediately at (800) 469-6476 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, at Metro Law we strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are very saddened by these accidents, but hope that through awareness of these dangers, people in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation of business and this information should not be construed as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in the accident the best and fastest possible recovery. The photos shown in this article are not from the actual scene of the accident.