Yesterday morning a little boy, age 11, was needlessly killed on his way to school. He was struck by a jitney bus at the intersection of JFK Blvd and Neptune Avenue in Jersey City while he was crossing the street in a crosswalk. The area where this accident occurred is within a school zone. According to witnesses, the bus was attempting to pass a delivery truck at a high rate of speed when the impact occurred.
Our congested roadways are littered with delivery trucks either improperly or double parked, buses and jitneys crisscrossing through busy intersections, while children attempt to navigate their way through the chaos to safely reach their schools.
“What happened to this little boy is a tragedy. This accident could have been avoided had the driver of the bus been traveling cautiously through the busy intersection, knowing that children frequent the area and recognizing that the delivery truck may have been blocking his view.” According to Diane Cardoso, partner in the Javerbaum Wurgaft Jersey City office.
This is not a new phenomenon, rather a common occurrence. At the law firm of Javerbaum Wurgaft we see cases like these all the time. We help families that have been devastated and strive to be the voice of the victims and hold accountable those who are responsible. If you have a problem, we are here to help