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Fatal Bus Accident in Camden Under Investigation

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 18, 2013

Officials are looking at surveillance video in order to determine how a 64-year-old pedestrian was killed in a bus accident involving a New Jersey Transit bus in Camden. According to a WPVI news report, the pedestrian ran out as she was talking on the phone, with one hand in the air trying to flag down a Route 401 bus at South Broadway and Royden streets.

The victim’s family members say the bus driver saw her and continued on even though the lights at the intersection were red. Witnesses say the driver of the bus was distraught and dropped to her knees in tears after the accident. No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.

Accident investigations are relatively simpler these days because of the presence of surveillance cameras in most cities. Businesses also have these surveillance cameras on their properties for security purposes. However, as in this case, not everything is captured on camera. Investigators must still determine who was at fault for the crash and if anyone should face charges.

In auto accident cases, in addition to facing charges or citations, at-fault parties could also be held civilly liable for their negligence. In cases where the at-fault driver was on the job, his or her employer can also be held accountable. In cases where negligence is involved, families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost future income. An experienced Princeton bus accident lawyer will help victims and their families stay on top of the official investigation and hold the at-fault parties accountable.

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