October 6, 2023
East Orange, NJ (January 22, 2023) – One man sadly lost his life as a result of a pedestrian crash that took place in East Orange on Friday evening. On January 20, East Orange police responded to the scene of a collision that was reported on Munn Avenue.
According to law enforcement, 67-year-old Van Alan Harris was attempting to cross the roadway in the area near Central Avenue at approximately 11 p.m.
While traveling across the road, Mr. Harris was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated the law enforcement.
The pedestrian was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Authorities confirmed that at approximately 2:50 a.m., Mr. Harris passed away from his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our condolences to the family of Mr. Van Alan Harris at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Fatal pedestrian crashes take the lives of thousands of people every year. Unfortunately, we see countless people here in New Jersey lose loved ones as a result of these fatal accidents. In the majority of cases, fatal pedestrian accidents take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. There are several reasons why accidents are more likely to take place in dark conditions.
During the evening hours and early morning, visibility is significantly increased. When it is dark outside, it is more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians traveling nearby. This is especially true if pedestrians are wearing dark clothing.
In addition, drivers who are traveling at nighttime are more likely to be impaired. This can be dangerous for other pedestrians and drivers alike. Drivers who travel at nighttime are also more likely to be tired. This can increase the chances of them falling asleep while behind the wheel.
No matter the cause, a fatal pedestrian accident can be incredibly devastating. If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal pedestrian crash, your family may have legal options that you can take to seek financial compensation to help you move forward. An attorney will be able to help your family recover compensation for funeral expenses, burial costs, and more.
If you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian crash in New Jersey, don't wait to protect your rights. Our dedicated and knowledgeable East Orange wrongful death lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq are here to help you every step of the way and make sure you get the outcome that you are expecting from your claim. Contact our New Jersey personal injury law firm today at 800-923-3456 for a free consultation so we can get started on your case right away.
Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.
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