Edison, NJ – Man Killed on Electric Scooter in Crash on Rt 1 near Plainfield Ave

Edison, NJ – Man Killed on Electric Scooter in Crash on Rt 1 near Plainfield Ave

Edison, NJ (May 15, 2024) – A 22-year-old man from Edison lost his life after being struck by a vehicle on the morning of May 15. Police report that the man was riding an electric scooter when he was hit by a black SUV while attempting to cross Route 1 South. Several responders were seen rendering aid at the scene near Plainfield Avenue, blocked off by police cars and cones. Sources say the wreck was reported at around 1:46 a.m. and all southbound lanes of Route 1 and Plainfield Avenue were closed for approximately three hours. Police continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

New Jersey Traffic Collision

 Edison, NJ - Man Killed on Electric Scooter in Crash on Rt 1 near Plainfield AveWhen pedestrians become injured in car crashes, they usually sustain severe injuries that cause them to become stuck in the hospital. These injuries can affect their lives for the foreseeable future, hurting their ability to live the way they want to.  In May 2022, the fatality rate in the US was higher than it had been over the past four decades. The majority of pedestrian deaths in the country occur near intersections, in urban areas, and in the evening/nighttime hours. On average, individuals aged 55–64 are hit by cars more than any other age group in the United States.

Approximately 6,500 pedestrians are killed yearly in collisions throughout the nation. In New York, thousands of individuals are injured yearly in pedestrian wrecks, and hundreds are killed. Almost 10% of traffic accidents in the Empire State involve pedestrians, with around 7,500 pedestrian collisions happening each year. 

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a New York pedestrian collision, you should be aware of your legal options and rights. Individuals struck by negligent drivers may be eligible for financial compensation. Compensation can help injured victims cover the costs that stem from their accidents, such as lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.  If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a pedestrian crash, a pedestrian crash attorney in New Jersey can help you recover.

At Metro Law, our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that our clients injured due to negligence can fully recover. While we help you to recover financially, you may be able to focus better on your physical and emotional recovery. Our attorneys are compassionate and caring and work around the clock to aid crash victims and their family members in the aftermath of serious accidents. 

You can reach our office by calling (800) 469-6476 as soon as you can. We don’t charge any fees unless you receive compensation for your losses and damages.  “Our firm has been working for over 30 years to help crash victims and their loved ones recover. We will stop at nothing to ensure that you can cover the losses and damages caused by another person’s negligent actions.”