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Bicyclist Killed in Central New Jersey Hit-and-Run Crash

By Lependorf & Silverstein on April 10, 2014

A 58-year-old Spring Lake bicyclist was struck and killed in a Central New Jersey hit-and-run accident. According to NBC New York, the fatal bicycle accident occurred in Howell. Officials say the car that rear-ended the bicyclist failed to remain at the crash site. According to the report, the elderly driver involved in the accident turned himself in to the authorities later.

The 83-year-old Howell man responsible for the crash has been charged with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. He also received a number of motor vehicle summonses. The elderly man is known locally for teaching students about his time as a Holocaust survivor. Now, he faces up to 10 years in state prison if convicted.

Moments after a car accident, many drivers experience a flight or fight internal struggle. In a panic, some motorists choose to flee the scene for fear of remaining at the scene and cooperating with the authorities. However, the law states that it is the responsibility of all motorists to stop immediately after a crash.

If someone has been injured, New Jersey drivers are required by law to remain at the crash site, to offer assistance, and to call the authorities. Often, hit-and-run victims are left with no one to hold accountable, but with costly medical bills and other expenses to pay. If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey bicycle hit-and-run accident, it would be in your best interest to contact a Princeton personal injury lawyer who will help you better understand your legal rights and options.

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