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Jersey City Pedestrian Left With Limp Gets $675,000 Crash Settlement

Barrow and York streets, Jersey City
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A pedestrian who had several bones broken when he was hit by a Bergen County manufacturing company's vehicle while crossing a Jersey City street has accepted $675,000 to settle a lawsuit.

Jose Rojas, 33, was crossing Barrow Street in a crosswalk when he was knocked down by a vehicle owned by a Moonachie company when its driver turned from York Street on Nov. 19, 2018, according to the NJ Law Journal.

Rojas suffered right leg and ankle fractures requiring surgery and leaving him with what his attorney said will be a permanent limp.

Rojas claimed that the driver, Guido Openner, disregarded a stop sign. Openner said Rojas walked into his path in a poorly lit area.

Openner and DaklaPack -- which manufactures pouches, envelopes and and other types of containers -- jointly paid $675,000 under a settlement that prevented a trial following mediation in Saddle Brook.

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