Ridgefield Park, NJ – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Hit-&-Run Vehicle on Route 46 near Ridgefield Ave

Ridgefield Park, NJ (April 9, 2023) – A pedestrian has died as a result of an automobile accident that took place late Saturday evening. Just before midnight on April 8, the police and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash that took place on Route 46, Winant Avenue.

According to officials, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the westbound side of Route 46. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian became trapped under the vehicle and was dragged several feet in the area of Ridgefield Avenue.

The vehicle involved in the accident, identified as a Tesla, fled the scene of the accident. The pedestrian, identified as an adult male, had to be extricated from beneath the vehicle.

The victim was provided care at the scene due to his injuries. However, he ended up passing away.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our condolences go out to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Fatal pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people across the United States each year. Most of these accidents are preventable. We continually see innocent people die due to drivers who are reckless and negligent while behind the wheel.

There are a variety of common factors that continue to contribute to these accidents. One of the most common factors in fatal pedestrian accidents across our state’s drivers who fail to yield. When drivers do not stop for pedestrians who have the right-of-way to cross at various parts of the road, they can cause serious accidents that ultimately take their lives.

Another common factor in fatal pedestrian accident cc here in New Jersey is drivers who are impaired. When drivers are under the influence, they are likely to swerve off the roadway and strike innocent pedestrians nearby.

Other common factors in fatal pedestrian crashes across our state include speeding, running red lights, and reckless driving behaviors.

The loss of a loved one can be one of the most challenging things to deal with. Although there is no way to bring back those who have been taken so suddenly and unexpectedly, seeking justice by filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party can provide your family with a sense of closure. After the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawyer in Ridgefield Park can help you seek compensation for some of the damages that your family faces.

We at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq are dedicated to helping those who have suffered the tragedy of wrongful death. Our attorneys have decades of experience ensuring that our client’s rights are protected and their cases reach a satisfactory settlement. We understand the emotional distress this type of case can cause, and we will provide personalized legal advice tailored to your unique needs so you can get closure with peace of mind knowing your interests were represented in court. Contact us today at 800-923-3456, and let us handle things for you while you take time to recover from your loss.

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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