Secaucus, NJ – Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on NJ-3New Jersey Legal News
Secaucus, NJ (July 9, 2020) – On Monday night, a woman was fatally struck by a vehicle in Secaucus. The crash occurred at around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of NJ-3 and Patterson Plank Road. The woman was reportedly crossing at the intersection when she was hit by an oncoming car.
The victim was transported to Hudson Regional Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. She was later pronounced dead by attending medical staff. At this time, the cause of the crash is unknown.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
The pedestrian fatality rate in New Jersey is 1.61 per 100,000 residents, giving the state the 15th highest pedestrian-death rate in the country. Each year, 141 pedestrians are killed in vehicle collisions on average, and around 270 pedestrians suffer serious injuries after being struck by motor vehicles. An estimated 6,000 pedestrians are struck by cars in the state each year. Our offices can help you with a claim regarding your New Jersey pedestrian accident.
If you have lost a loved one in New Jersey, the first thing that you should understand is who can bring forth a claim in our state and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate. Under New Jersey’s wrongful death statute, a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when the negligence of the defendant, the at-fault party, was the direct cause of the decedent’s death. A North Jersey wrongful death claim can be filed by the representative of the decedent and attempts to establish the defendant’s negligence.
At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing claims seeking full compensation for injuries sustained in a New Jersey pedestrian accident or for family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys will guide you through the entire legal process, whatever the nature of your claim. If you’ve unfairly lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, give us a call today at (201) 997- 0030.
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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.