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Child hurt in auto-pedestrian car crash

A child in New Jersey required medical treatment after he was struck by a vehicle in Monroe. This car crash occurred Friday, Nov. 4. Police are still in the process of investigating this incident.

A 12-year-old boy is said to have suffered a serious head injury after he was hit by a car while riding his bike. The driver of the car -- a 50-year-old female -- was traveling southbound on Old Forge Road when she reportedly struck the child near an intersection. The young boy was transported to a hospital in New Brunswick for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

The driver of the car was uninjured in the wreck. At this time, authorities have not indicated whether any charges are pending against this individual. Investigators are asking any witnesses to this incident to please, come forward.

Sadly, auto-pedestrian accidents are common occurrences in New Jersey and elsewhere. While the details of such incidents are always hard to bear, they seem particularly disturbing when children are involved. While the official cause of this incident is still being determined, if the driver is found to have been negligent in her actions leading to the crash, the child's family may have legal recourse. Personal injury claims may be filed in civil court in an effort to seek compensation for the victim's medical expenses and various other losses that have resulted from the car crash. If litigation is successful, this child and his family may be awarded monetary damages, which could certainly prove useful during the recovery process.

Source: nj.com, "12-year-old bicyclist hit by car, police say", Alex Napoliello, Nov. 6, 2016

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