Jersey City, NJ – Shawn Charles Fatally Struck at Summit & Hopkins Ave
Jersey City, NJ (July 6, 2020) – A Jersey City man was killed after being struck by a vehicle while living a residence on Saturday, July 4. The crash occurred near the intersection of Summit Avenue and Hopkins Avenue at around 4 a.m. Shawn Charles, 26, was later pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center.
Charles was reportedly standing at a home near a vehicle that was backing up to leave the area. The driver initially left the scene but later returned. No further updates have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Shawn Charles at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New Jersey
New Jersey has the fifteenth-highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country. On average, 141 pedestrians lose their lives annually in vehicle collisions in the state. Around 720 pedestrians suffer serious injuries in a crash.
When you lose someone who was close to you, your life will change in endless ways. It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by new challenges with the loss of a family member. When the loss is the result of the negligence, neglect, or wrongful act of another, it can make the situation feel unbearable.
After losing a loved one in a deadly car crash, you need a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer who is prepared to assist you with every aspect of your case or claim. Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC has over 50 years of experience helping the people of New Jersey after losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. Contact our offices today at (201) 997- 0030 to see how we can help your case.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.