August 14, 2023
Irvington Township, NJ (August 4, 2023) – Authorities out of Essex County confirmed that a female died as a result of a pedestrian accident that occurred in the Irvington Township area on Wednesday morning, August 2.
At around 4:30 a.m., the police and firefighters were called to the site of an automobile accident that occurred on Clinton Avenue.
Reports from the Acting Essex County Prosecutor, Theodore N Stephens, II, show that Vitina Stern was struck by a garbage truck in the 100 block of Clinton Avenue during the early morning hours.
Stern was severely injured due to the accident. She was pronounced deceased at the scene just after 5:20 a.m. due to the severity of her injuries.
At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We offer our sympathies to the family of Vitina Stern at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Statistics collected from 2021 show that a total of 699 people lost their lives due to fatal auto accidents in the state of New Jersey. Around 220, or approximately 30% of the victims, were pedestrians.
It is undeniable that pedestrians are more likely to suffer significant injuries due to automobile accidents due to the fact that they do not have anything protecting them during crashes. Pedestrians are vulnerable to suffering the full force of automobiles during collisions.
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Many families struggle financially to move forward. Trying to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral expenses and burial fees while losing a source of income that your family has depended upon can be difficult to adjust to. Rather than trying to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one on your own, it is crucial that you reach out to an Irvington Township wrongful death lawyer immediately. An attorney will be able to help your family pursue legal action against the responsible party. A wrongful death claim can help your family make a financial recovery for funeral costs and a variety of other damages that you face. Even though no amount of money can replace your loved one, having the means needed to cover the losses and damages that you face can help to alleviate some of the stress that you face during this very difficult time.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we are fully committed to helping our clients secure the utmost in compensation following a fatal auto accident. With over 30 years of experience, our skilled team is ready to fight for your rights and ensure that you receive full justice. Do not wait to contact our skilled legal team at 800-923-3456 for a free consultation and discover how we can help you get the award or settlement that you deserve. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to get justice and that the person who caused your unexpected loss is held accountable.
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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