This deadly incident occurred just after 8PM on Wednesday, November 20th, with most of it being captured on a local business’ CCTV system.
Gomez was riding a rented Lime scooter across Spring Street when a tow truck driven by an unidentified individual made a right turn off Elizabeth Ave and struck the boy. Emergency crews responded to the collision but Gomez would be pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.
150 Lime scooters had flooded the streets of Elizabeth as the city approved a 6-month pilot program at the end of October. Other incidents related to the e-scooters, including tickets being issued to impaired riders and a minor collision with a vehicle, have also been reported in other New Jersey cities though no deaths had taken place until this point.
The mayor of Elizabeth, NJ indicated that evidently additional safety measures have to be considered in order to make the scooter adoption program safer, though other members of the community have expressed their absolute opposition to the service.
An experienced truck accident attorney and a regular contributor to Legal Herald, Brian Kent had the following information to share for individuals who may have been victims of injuries in truck collisions:
“In our country, there are millions of vehicles that take to the streets every day. And while cars are truly useful in helping us get around and trucks are helpful for the big tasks, tragic accidents are seemingly waiting around every corner.
Indeed, lives are greatly affected if not lost every day in motor vehicle accidents. Entire families can feel the repercussions of these incidents, and with the mounting financial burdens that a victim and their loved ones can face, it can be difficult if not impossible to recover.
On one hand, insurance policies can provide some relief, at least until they reach their limit. This is because insurance companies set a maximum amount to pay in benefits for each policy and, when this threshold is reached, victims stop receiving help whether they’ve gotten back on their feet or not.
For this reason, and even though it’s rarely their first choice, victims and their families have to resort to legal processes to achieve justice.
Through a truck accident lawsuit, victims can pursue compensation that covers all medical costs and funeral or burial expenses in the case of death, among other damages resulting from an accident.
To determine whether they may be able to file a lawsuit, victims of truck accidents should discuss their case with an experienced truck collision attorney who will be able to analyze the circumstances, lay out all the options, and then fight tirelessly in the pursuit of the victim’s compensation and justice.”