Wayne, NJ – UPDATE: Antonio Cruz Killed in Crash on Ratzer Rd
Wayne, NJ (May 31, 2020) – One of two drivers involved in a crash in Wayne on Wednesday, May 27th, has died. Antonio Cruz, 38, was pronounced dead at 4:29 p.m. on Friday, May 29th. Cruz was driving a gray 2016 Honda CRV that struck a utility pole at the intersection of Ratzer Road and Garside Avenue.
Cruz and two other passengers were taken to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey for treatment after the accident. The driver of another vehicle involved in the accident was also injured. Jenelle E. Cruz, 38, Heuris Munoz, 35, and an unidentified juvenile were all identified as victims in the collision.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Antonio Cruz at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in New Jersey
There were 570 crashes reported in 2016 in New Jersey that resulted in fatalities. That year, a total of 273,473 car accidents were reported in the state. Of those accidents, 62,690 left at least one person injured.
When the death of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be truly devastating. Surviving family members are likely to deal with feelings of frustration and helplessness, in addition to their profound sense of loss. It’s only natural that they’d want to bring those responsible for your loved one’s death to justice.
At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, our primary focus is on helping families recover maximum compensation for their losses associated with a fatal car crash. Even in the most complex cases, our knowledge of the law and our tenacity have provided our clients with favorable outcomes. If you’ve lost a loved one in a sudden crash, contact our offices at (201) 997- 0030 to discuss your case with a New Jersey wrongful death attorney.
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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.