Little Falls, NJ – Woodhall Rd Crash Kills Former Schoolmates Ali and Ahmed, Injures Four

Little Falls, NJ – Woodhall Rd Crash Kills Former Schoolmates Ali and Ahmed, Injures Four

Little Falls, NJ (August 22, 2022) – Two men who went to high school together were killed and four more people are in the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Friday, August 19th in Little Falls. 

19-year-old Shahriyar Ahmed died at the scene and 19-year-old Shakeel Ali was pronounced dead at a local hospital soon after. The victims, both residents of Paterson, graduated from Passaic County Technical Institute in 2021. 

According to police, the accident took place at about 10:40 p.m. in the area of Route 23 and Woodhull Road when a Jeep Grand Cherokee struck a Mercedes C300 occupied by Ahmed Ali and three unnamed passengers. 

The Mercedes came to an uncontrolled stop on the front grounds of a funeral home. Both vehicles were heavily damaged.

The driver of the Jeep, 18-year-old Jason Zaitoun, a resident of Wayne, was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition. Zaitoun also attended Passaic County Tech.  

The three passengers in the Mercedes were hospitalized at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims. Mr. Shahriyar Ahmed, and Mr. Shakeel Ali, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Intersection Accidents in New Jersey

Little Falls, NJ - Woodhall Rd Crash Kills Former Schoolmates Ali and Ahmed, Injures Four

Recovering your damages after an intersection accident in New Jersey can be difficult. The insurance adjuster will most likely offer you a low settlement that does not cover all your damages or deny your claim entirely.

A publication distributed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration examined data regarding intersection accidents and discovered that:

  • Left-turn crashes are usually the result of misjudgment of another driver’s distance and speed or an obstructed view.
  • Crashes at intersections with stop signs or traffic signals are most often caused by illegal maneuvers or driver distraction.
  • Where senior citizens are concerned, common causes of intersection accidents include misjudging another driver’s distance and speed, along with failing to look. 
  • Male drivers are more prone to causing intersection accidents by performing illegal turns, incorrectly presuming another driver’s actions, and speeding, whereas female drivers are more inclined to be distracted. 
  • Collisions involving right-turns at intersections with stop signs are often the result of an incorrect assumption of another driver’s actions.

If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. Our New Jersey intersection accident attorneys can help you get the damages you are entitled to under the law. Our satisfied clients are a reflection of the care and hard work we show to every case.

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.