When a car collides with a bicyclist, the resulting injuries can be seriously injured. On August 27, 2105 at about 10:00 p.m., a bicyclist from Michigan was hit by a dark colored sedan with Maryland license plates while trying to repair his bicycle on the grass median of Route 17 in Rutherford, New Jersey. The cyclist sustained multiple serious injuries, but his injuries are not expected to be fatal. The driver of the sedan fled the scene. Witnesses say the sedan’s front end was damaged and its windshield was broken.
On September 1, 2015 Rutherford police arrested the suspected hit-and-rundriver. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury, endangering an injured victim, assault by auto, aggravated assault, and hindering apprehension and/or prosecution.
When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, especially when someone is seriously injured, they face more severe criminal charges. Moreover, a victim of a hit-and-run accident in New Jersey may be entitled to punitive damages as well as compensation for their pain, suffering, and medical expenses. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a New Jersey hit-and-run accident or a New Jersey bicycle accident, you need a lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Cherry Hill bicycle accident lawyers at theLaw Offices of David Cuneo have the experience to get you the settlement you deserve. We represent injured victims in New Jersey. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 856-869-9066 or contact us online.