Manchester Township. NJ – Jack Godfried Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Yorketown ParkwayNY/NJ Legal News
Manchester Township, NJ (April 19, 2021) – One man lost his life as a result of a hit-and-run accident in Manchester Township on Tuesday. At around 3:45 p.m., on April 13, 69-year-old Jack Godfried went to the home of Kevin Noonan on Yorketown Parkway to pick up free furniture.
While loading the furniture into his vehicle, Godfried was struck by Noonan as he reversed his vehicle at a high rate of speed. Godfried became pinned between the rear of the vehicle and a truck that was parked in front of the home.
Noonan then fled the scene, leaving Godfried severely injured on the ground. Godfried was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Noonan was later apprehended and arrested for his actions. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this time. Learning that a loved one lost their life in an accident is truly devastating. Knowing that they lost their life under circumstances that could have been avoided just makes the loss even more unbearable.
Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Call (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation with our wrongful death attorneys in New Jersey.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Walking is a widely popular method of transportation. Although most people are able to walk short distances, we are not seeing a major health push aimed at getting more people out of their homes and traveling on foot. Although walking is viewed as a safe and effective activity, it does not come without dangers. In fact, sharing the roads with negligent drivers can be extremely dangerous and is the cause of numerous injuries and deaths across our nation.
Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents across New Jersey. In many cases, victims end up loses their lives due to the negligent or reckless acts of others. Although pedestrians can take proactive measures to ensure they are mindful of others, they cannot guarantee that motorists will take the same proactive approach to protect them. When victims are killed in collisions, their families are often left to bear the costs of funeral arrangements and other end-of-life costs. As if dealing with the mental and emotional consequences of a fatal collision was not enough, families are often devastated with financial burdens. When victims lose their lives due to the negligent acts of others, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in New Jersey as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident will ensure you are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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.