Union, NJ – Woman Killed In Collision On Garden State Pkwy

Union, NJ – Woman Killed In Collision On Garden State Pkwy

Union, NJ (January 21, 2020) – Officials from the New Jersey State Police responded to a fatal pedestrian crash on Sunday night, January 19th at the at around 10:00 p.m. on Garden State Parkway near the Union rest stop.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they found a victim unconscious and without a pulse.

The deceased victim has been identified as Telisa Holman, 44, of Irvington, New Jersey. Witnesses claim that Holman attempted to cross the roadway and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Authorities attempted to resuscitate Holman at the scene but were unsuccessful.

The area of the crash was closed due to police activity. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress. 

We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Telisa Holman at this time.

New Jersey Fatal Pedestrian Crashes

Union, NJ - Woman Killed In Collision On Garden State PkwyPeople opting to travel on foot has been increasing in recent years. With more pedestrians on the road, it makes sense that there would be more pedestrian crashes. However, pedestrians often suffer life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash with a motor vehicle. 

Pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey have recently hit a twenty-year high. Pedestrian deaths increased to 180 in 2017 from only 160 the year before. In some cases, surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation.

A qualified New Jersey motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you hold a reckless driver responsible after the loss of a loved one. Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC is here to help secure the future of you and your family. Give us a call at (201) 997-0030 to see what we can do. 

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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.