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NJ Transit Bus Accident in Galloway Township Results in Death of Pleasantville Man

NJ Transit Bus Accident in Galloway Township Results in Death of Pleasantville Man

NJ Transit Bus Accident in Galloway Township Results in Death of Pleasantville Man

A Pleasantville NJ man was walking across the road in Galloway Township when he was struck by a New Jersey Transit bus. Tragically, the victim did not survive the bus accident.

The fatal bus crash occurred a short time before 11:00 p.m. last Saturday. According to law enforcement officials, the victim was in the process of walking across U.S. Route 30, a major highway also known as the White Horse Pike and that runs all the way from Oregon to Atlantic City NJ, when an NJ Transit bus hit him.

The New Jersey Transit bus was the 554 bus, which reportedly takes passengers to and from Atlantic City. The origin of the 554 bus traveling on Route 30 at the time of the fatal accident was Lindenwold in Camden County, NJ.

As the bus approached Jimmie Leeds Road on the highway, the driver reportedly saw the victim in the middle of the road. However, the bus driver was unable to stop the public transit vehicle in time.

Emergency medical responders later pronounced the victim dead at the scene of the pedestrian accident.

A total of eight people, including the driver, were on board the bus when the accident occurred. Thankfully, no one else sustained any injuries as a result of the crash.

Authorities identified the victim as a 58-year-old resident of Pleasantville, New Jersey. However, police did not release the identity of the victim until his family had been notified of his death.

It is unclear why the victim was crossing the highway at the late hour. The Galloway Township Police Department Fatal Accident Unit, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ Transit, and the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office are all currently investigating the fatal bus crash and attempting to determine exactly what happened. In the immediate aftermath of the bus accident, law enforcement shut down one of the eastbound lanes on Route 30 in Galloway Township for approximately two hours, during which time emergency crews worked to clear debris from the roadway.

Prosecutors have not filed any criminal charges or issued any traffic citations against the bus driver and they reportedly do not expect to do so. Regardless of whether the driver is cited for a moving violation, however, it still remains possible that family members of the victim may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the bus driver and/or NJ Transit in order to get damages for their loss. A key factor in any wrongful death lawsuit would be whether the bus driver negligently caused the fatal accident.

For more information about this fatal bus accident, read the NJ. com article, “Police ID Pleasantville Man Struck, Killed by N.J. Transit Bus.”

 

If you have been injured in a bus accident, car accident, or pedestrian accident in Atlantic County, NJ, you should speak with a qualified New Jersey personal injury and auto accident lawyer immediately. The experienced, aggressive personal injury attorneys at Brown Law can help you get compensated for your accident-related injuries. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation about your case.

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