Newark, NJ – Two Injured In Pedestrian Accident At Cozy Corner Bar

Newark, NJ (April 29, 2024) – Two people were hospitalized after the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed into a local bar in Newark on Saturday, April 27. The accident was reported at the Cozy Corner Bar at the intersection of S. 12th Street and S. Orange Avenue around midnight. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene after being notified of the crash.

A carjacking suspect crashed into the bar, pinning two pedestrians at the scene. The man and woman were rushed to University Hospital by ambulance for the treatment of sustained injuries. The woman was reportedly in critical condition. The vehicle involved in the crash had reportedly been stolen from a few blocks away. The driver fled the scene and is currently being pursued by local authorities. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.


Pedestrian Crashes in New Jersey

Pedestrians are hit by careless drivers every day, leaving them with serious or even fatal injuries in the process. All too often, elderly adults or defenseless children are the victims of these accidents. According to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), there were 176 pedestrian fatalities in a recent year, increasing to 179 the following year. There were 220 pedestrian fatalities in 2021, a roughly 23 percent increase from 2020. The increase in pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey is a sign of a problem that is spreading across the nation. Preliminary data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) indicates that pedestrian fatalities increased from 6,412 in 2019 to over 6,700 in 2020 nationwide. With the assistance of an experienced Newark personal injury attorney, you might be able to file a personal injury claim to pursue a full recovery. The legal team at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is ready to fight for your full recovery. We will not stop until you get the best outcome for your case. Contact our offices today at (800) 923-3456.

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