Westfield, NJ – Pedestrian Fatally Hit at Scotch Plains Ave & S Ave W

Car Accidents,Injury • June 6, 2020

Westfield, NJ (June 6, 2020) – On Friday afternoon, June 5th, a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Westfield. The crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Scotch Plains Avenue and South Avenue West.

An 87-year-old man was crossing at the intersection when he was struck by an oncoming car. 

At this time, the identity fo the victim has yet to be released. The deceased victim was struck at around 12:52 p.m. and then transported to University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, where he was later pronounced dead. 

No charges have been filed at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash. 

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

Deadly Auto-Pedestrian Crashes in New Jersey

Westfield, NJ - Pedestrian Fatally Hit at Scotch Plains Ave & S Ave WAcross the United States, 5,977 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2017. That is an estimated one death every 88 minutes. Another 137,000 pedestrians had to be transported to medical facilities for the treatment of life-threatening injuries resulting from a collision. 

When you lose someone who was close to you, your life will change in endless ways. It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by new challenges with the loss of a family member. When the loss is the result of the negligence, neglect, or wrongful act of another, it can make the situation feel unbearable.

After losing a loved one in a deadly car crash, you need a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer who is prepared to assist you with every aspect of your case or claim. Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC has over 50 years of experience helping the people of New Jersey after losing a loved one in a fatal car accident. Contact our offices today at (201) 997- 0030 to see how we can help your case. 

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.