Harrison, NJ – One Life Taken by Bicycle Crash on Harrison Ave near N Second St
Harrison, NJ (August 29, 2023) – A fatal bicycle crash happened in Harrison on Sunday morning, August 27. At around 9:30 a.m., the police were called to Harrison Avenue for reports of a traffic accident involving a bicyclist.
When they arrived at the scene, near North Second Street, they found an injured victim unresponsive and bleeding at the intersection. An SUV had struck a pedestrian for reasons still being investigated.
Despite life-saving efforts made by paramedics, the victim lost his life at the scene. He was identified as a 74-year-old man. Authorities are still working to notify his family at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in New Jersey happen frequently. A report released by Smart Growth America states that pedestrian fatalities in the United States and across the state of New Jersey are on the rise. In 2021, over 200 pedestrian fatalities happened in the Garden State. This is the highest total in 30 years.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are often caused by the actions of negligent drivers. In New Jersey, the most common causes of auto collisions are distraction, intoxication, and speeding. The story is the same for most of the other states in the nation. Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries and lose their lives due to these crashes. If you or someone you love has been hit by a car, truck, van, or another type of vehicle, you should contact a pedestrian lawyer crash lawyer in Harrison. An attorney can help you file a personal injury claim that can help get you the financial compensation you need to pay for the costs that stem from your crash.
Depending on the severity of your injuries you may require a lengthy and costly hospital stay that may hinder your ability to work or see your friends and family. This can be very difficult to deal with, both physically and emotionally, as well as financially. The lawyers at Metro Law can help you get the funds needed to cover medical care costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. Additionally, a lawyer may be able to help you collect compensation for non-economic damages, like emotional turmoil, pain, suffering, and more. At our law firm, we believe that no one should ever have to pay for getting hurt because of another person’s negligent actions.
If necessary, our skilled attorneys will aggressively negotiate the maximum compensation available from the insurance companies so you can get your life back on track. At Metro Law, we have over 30 years of experience helping people like you recover. You deserve to be able to focus on your physical and mental health while we take care of the financial aspect of things.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, and you are unsure where to get the help you need to recover, contact a pedestrian crash attorney from Metro Law as soon as you can.
Call Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.