Paramus, NJ – Woman Fatally Hit In Parking Lot At Paramus Public Library

Paramus, NJ (March 19, 2024) – On Saturday, March 16, a Woman was killed after a devastating pedestrian accident in the Paramus area. The deadly crash occurred in a parking lot at the Paramus Public Library on Century Road that afternoon. Local reports indicated that 75-year-old Helen Koons of Paramus was dragged nearly 20 feet after being hit by a 2013 Toyota Corolla driven by Claire Plager, also from Paramus.

Koons was reportedly traveling in a crosswalk near the rear entrance of the library when she was hit. She was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries and was later pronounced dead that evening. Plager was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly 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 Pedestrian Crashes in New Jersey

Pedestrian safety is a serious issue in New Jersey, and the number of deadly pedestrian crashes continues to rise year over year. An estimated 8,000 pedestrians were killed on American roads in 2021. That translates to one death almost every 66 minutes. Nearly one in six people killed in collisions that year were pedestrians, showing just how dangerous it can be to travel on foot. There are more than 100,000 emergency room visits reported annually involving pedestrian crashes. These types of crashes are much more likely to result in life-changing and even fatal injuries. Families need to partner with a trained lawyer in order to pursue a successful wrongful death claim.

Deadly collisions are overwhelming, and it can be difficult to protect your legal rights while dealing with such an intense loss. Only a trained Paramus wrongful death lawyer will be able to fight to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case. The trained legal team at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is here to get to work on your claim. If you are prepared to take action and pursue a full claim for compensation, contact our law offices today at (800) 923-3456.

Notes: Our accident news pieces utilize secondary sources like police and fire accident reports, news articles, and eyewitness testimonies. We have not independently verified this information at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. If you find inaccuracies, please contact us for correction. To request post-removal, please inform us, and we will promptly comply.

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