Long Beach, NJ – Daniel Bogacz Injured in Hit-&-Run on Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, NJ (April 9, 2020) – A cyclist in Long Beach Township, New Jersey was left critically injured following a collision on Wednesday, April 8th. Daniel Bogacz, 63, of Beach Haven, New Jersey was reportedly traveling northbound on Long Beach Boulevard when he was hit by a 2020 Jeep Liberty. The driver, later identified as John Madden of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, fled the scene of the accident.
Bogacz was critically injured and airlifted to a medical facility for treatment. Madden reportedly made a U-turn following the crash and sped past the victim. Madden was later taken to Ocean County Jail.
Madden was charged with multiple counts including assault by auto, knowingly leaving the scene of a crash, driving under the influence, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Daniel Bogacz and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Collisions in New Jersey
More and more hit-and-runs are occurring each year, with 2016 marking an all-time in fatal hit-and-run collisions. These accidents overwhelmingly impact pedestrians and cyclists who are often left with severe injuries. Failing to render aid after a crash is against the law, but many people flee crashes out of fear.
On average, a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the country every 43 seconds. Fleeing the scene of a crash is reckless, and drivers who do so can be held financially liable for resulting injuries. Injured parties should consult with a qualified New Jersey car accident lawyer to discuss possible compensation.
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