August 18, 2023
Jersey City, NJ (March 6, 2023) – The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that 55-year-old Ralph Haynes of Jersey City, New Jersey, has died as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place on Sunday morning, March 5.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., Haynes was walking in the area of Stegman Street in Garfield Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
Haynes was severely hurt as a result of the accident. Emergency officials responded to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, he ended up passing away from his injuries.
At this time, investigations are underway by the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit.
We offer our condolences to the family of Ralph Haynes. Our warmest thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Between 2016 and 2020, a total of 870 pedestrians died as a result of crashes that took place in the state of New Jersey. These accidents take place far too often, despite the number of laws we have in place to protect pedestrians traveling along our states busy roadways.
Quite often, pedestrians and the passing away as a result of accidents caused by negligent drivers. Some of the leading factors in fatal pedestrian accidents across our state include:
- Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.
- Drivers who turn at intersections without first checking sidewalks.
- Drivers who run red lights at intersections.
- Drivers who are distracted by their phones and other objects.
- Drivers who are intoxicated.
Regrettably, these and other acts of negligence continue to have devastating consequences on motorists and pedestrians sharing our roads. When people engage in these actions, they can cause severe accidents that significantly alter the lives of families across our state. Losing a loved one as a result of a crash is a pain so unimaginable in so overwhelming. Unfortunately, families across our state are forced to deal with these consequences far too often.
If your loved one has died as a result due to a fatal crash caused by a negligent driver, it is essential that you are aware of the legal options that you have. Reaching out to a Jersey City wrongful death lawyer can help you take action against the person responsible for taking a loved one’s life. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you get justice and provide you with financial relief for funeral arrangements, the impact of lost income, and more.
With more than three decades of experience helping injury victims in New Jersey, Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is a trusted and experienced personal injury law firm. Our team is dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process so that your rights are respected and your interests are protected. We will fight for fair compensation on your behalf so that you have the funds needed to cover any damages caused by the negligent driver who claimed your loved one’s life. If you’ve suffered the unexpected loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another, schedule a free consultation with us today at 800-923-3456 and see how we can help you get justice.
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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