A New Jersey woman was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident involving a NJ Transit bus. The woman, described as in her 60’s, was struck by the bus just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Newark. According to police, the woman was crossing the street when she was struck by the bus as it was turning from Mount Prospect Avenue onto Heller Parkway. The woman was rushed to the hospital by emergency responders and is in critical condition. Officials report she may lose both of her legs. Three passengers were on the transit bus at the time of the accident. The accident is still under investigation and it is unclear whether the pedestrian or the bus had the right of way.
Pedestrian accidents can happen when crossing the street, as well as on sidewalks and in parking lots. Pedestrians can be injured by buses, cars, trucks, motorcycles, or even bicycles. In Missouri, the pedestrian is favored with the right of way when crossing a street in a crosswalk or at an intersection with a walk light. If you have been hurt in an auto accident while walking, you need the help of St. Louis’ best pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. We will properly investigate your claim by tracking down witnesses, reviewing police reports and providing evidence against the guilty party. As we aggressively fight to ensure you receive fair monetary compensation, we will compile medical records, bills, treatments, lost wages, and even compensation for lost enjoyment of life. Contact the Missouri pedestrian accident lawyers at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, and take the first step to ensuring you receive your rightful compensation.