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UPDATE: Justin Powell Killed in Car Accident in Freehold Township, New Jersey


FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — A pedestrian accident claimed the life of one man in Freehold Township, New Jersey on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, according to the recent report from The Gannett App.

Justin Powell was killed when he was hit by a Hyundai Sonata for reasons currently unclear to accident investigators when he was walking along or trying to cross Route 9 around 11:30 Tuesday evening. Powell was then struck by a number of other vehicles.

Scene of the Accident

 

 

Justin Powell was killed in the crash. No other injuries were reported in the accident.

The investigation is currently ongoing by officials from local agencies, along with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and hope to release their findings at a later date.

Scene of the Accident

Pedestrian accidents all seem to boil down to one major fact, and that revolves around the victim’s positioning in the road when the accident happened. If the victim was on the sidewalk and the car hopped the curb, if the victim was in a marked crosswalk, a designated bike or pedestrian lane, or walking in the shoulder or emergency lane, the driver of the vehicle that struck them would more than likely take the brunt of the fault in the accident, but again, it all depends on how the facts materialize in the investigation.

–Grossman Law Offices

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