Hawthorne, NJ – Joe Bender Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on Wagaraw Rd near Passaic St

Hawthorne, NJ (June 30, 2023) – An 83-year-old man lost his life as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place on Wednesday evening in Hawthorne.

According to reports provided by the Hawthorne Police Department, an 83-year-old man was walking in the area of Wagaraw Road and Passaic Street when he was struck by a 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident without stopping.

The victim, identified as Joe Bender, a severely hurt in the crash. He was rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. The police confirmed that he later passed away from the injuries that he sustained in the crash.

The police department is currently investigating the accident.

We offer our condolences to the family of Joe Bender at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Between the years 2016 and 2020, an alarming total of 870 pedestrians lost their lives in crashes that occurred within the state of New Jersey. Despite having numerous laws in place to protect pedestrians on our busy roadways, these preventable accidents continue to occur far too often, leaving families completely torn apart and unsure of what to do moving forward.

In many cases, pedestrians suffered fatal injuries as a result of crashes caused by negligent drivers. Various factors contribute to the frequency of fatal pedestrian accidents throughout our state, including drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians, neglect to check sidewalks before turning at intersections, run red lights, become distracted by their phones or other objects, or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Regrettably, these reckless actions continue to have devastating consequences for both motorists and pedestrians sharing our roads. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one due to a fatal crash caused by a negligent driver, it is vital to be aware of the legal options available to you. Seeking the guidance of a wrongful death lawyer in Hawthorne can assist you in pursuing justice against the individual responsible for the loss of your loved one’s life. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you obtain justice and provide financial relief to cover funeral expenses, the impact of lost income, and other related hardships.

At Garce, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand how difficult it can be to move forward after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one due to a fatal crash. We are here to help you recover the justice and compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and advocacy expertise needed to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. It is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. At your earliest convenience, reach out to our New Jersey office at 800-923-3456 for a free consultation to get started on your case right away. Our lawyers are available to get started on your case right away so that your family can get justice and hold the negligent party accountable.

Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.

Disclaimer: This is not a business solicitation, and none of the material presented is intended to be legal or medical advice. The featured image used in this post was not taken at this actual accident scene.

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