Newark, NJ – Officer Injured In Collision At 3rd Ave & McCarter Hwy

Newark, NJ – Officer Injured In Collision At 3rd Ave & McCarter Hwy

Newark, NJ (December 24, 2019) – A Newark police officer was injured after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday morning, December 22nd. The accident occurred near the corner of 3rd Avenue and McCarter Highway at around 3:10 a.m. The officer was reportedly at the scene of an accident when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

The officer was pinned underneath the car. The injured officer was transported to University Hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Fernando Carrillo, 20, of Clifton, New Jersey, was arrested at the scene.

No other information is immediately available. The investigation into the crash is currently in progress. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

New Jersey Pedestrian Crashes

Newark, NJ - Officer Injured In Collision At 3rd Ave & McCarter HwyAbbott Rd & Fair Lawn AveMany different people travel the road. It is our duty to prevent causing injury to others on New Jersey streets. Pedestrians are particularly at risk of being seriously injured in the event of a crash. 

Pedestrian injuries are on the rise across the country. In 2017, a pedestrian was killed in a crash every 88 minutes. 16 percent of all roadway fatalities that year involved pedestrian collisions. A qualified New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyer can help injured parties obtain deserved compensation. 

Seeking compensation after a crash can be difficult on your own. Luckily, the legal team at Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC is here to help. Call us today at (201) 997- 0030 if you’ve been unfairly injured in a pedestrian crash. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it 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.