Linden, NJ – Scooter Rider Killed In Crash At Wood Ave & Gibbons St

Linden, NJ (March 21, 2024) – A man on an electric scooter was killed after a traffic accident in the Linden area on Wednesday, March 20. The deadly crash occurred at the crossing of N. Wood Avenue and Gibbons Street that afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. Emergency responders were quickly dispatched to the scene to provide the necessary medical aid.

Local reports revealed that a Roselle man was riding a scooter when he was hit by a driver attempting to make a left turn at the intersection. The man was trapped underneath the vehicle, and emergency crews had to lift the car to free him. The injured party was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld, and no one else was injured in the accident. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.


Deadly Scooter Accidents in New Jersey

Large cities all across the United States are filled with people riding electric scooters. These nifty and convenient transportation devices line urban streets and have grown in popularity in recent years. These scooters are included under a larger category of vehicles labeled as micromobility devices. From 2017 to 2021, the number of injuries involving these vehicles spiked by an astounding 127 percent, growing to 77,200 in 2021. The number of related fatalities grew by nearly 5 percent with 48 reported deaths in the same period. Riders of these vehicles have limited protection in the event of a crash, meaning that they are at greater risk of suffering life-threatening injuries.

It is always a difficult time dealing with the aftermath of a deadly crash. You should not be alone during this difficult time. A trained Linden wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you pursue a strong claim. The skilled legal team at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is here to get to work on your case to protect your legal rights. Call us today at (800) 923-3456.

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