February 13, 2023
Mountainside, NJ (February 10, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in the Mountainside area on Thursday morning claimed one man’s life. On February 9, the Mountainside Police Department was dispatched to a crash that occurred on Route 22.
Preliminary police reports indicate that a 64-year-old man was operating an electric scooter on Route 22 at approximately 4:35 a.m. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a 2016 Nissan, which was driven by a 62-year-old woman, as he passed near the intersection of New Providence Road.
The pedestrian was severely hurt in the accident. Officers arrived at the scene and located the man in the roadway. They attempted to render lifesaving measures on the victim before rushing him to Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. He passed away from his injuries after arriving.
The mountainside Police Department has initiated an investigation into the accident. No one else was injured as a result of the crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this fatal accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Fatal pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people in the United States each year. In fact, fatal pedestrian accidents account for roughly 17% of all fatal accidents reported in our country. Losing a loved one as a result of one of these accidents can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, many people die due to drivers who are negligent.
One of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents that we see here in New Jersey is speeding drivers. Drivers who are traveling too fast often do not provide themselves with enough time to stop in order to avoid a collision with a pedestrian who may enter the roadway or try to cross nearby.
In addition to speeding, we see many people hurt as a result of pedestrian accidents caused by drivers who are distracted. Texting on the phone or even eating while behind the wheel can have serious consequences. Distractions take the attention of the driver off the road and place other people nearby at risk.
Another common cause of pedestrian accidents can be inclement weather conditions or dark road conditions. When drivers have impaired visibility while traveling on New Jersey roadways, there is a significant chance that they may not see a pedestrian nearby. Dark road conditions, heavy fog, heavy rain, and snow can all prevent a driver from seeing a pedestrian in the area.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a driver's negligent actions, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Mountainside can help you seek financial compensation for funeral costs, loss of consortium, and more. It is important that you seek legal guidance right away.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand just how devastating it can be to suddenly lose a loved one in an accident. We are here to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their negligence and ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your loss.
Our team will fight diligently and demand fair compensation for your medical costs, funeral expenses, and more. For more than three decades, we have helped our clients achieve favorable outcomes for their lawsuits, and we will do everything in our power to make sure your family gets justice. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our New Jersey law office today at 800-923-3456 to get started.
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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