Montvale, NJ – 14-Year-Old Girl Killed in Collision on Garden State Pkwy near Milepost 171.1

Montvale, NJ – 14-Year-Old Girl Killed in Collision on Garden State Pkwy near Milepost 171.1

Montvale, NJ (November 16, 2023) – A young girl lost her life in a pedestrian crash that happened in Montvale in the early morning of November 16. Shortly after 5:00 a.m., the 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by a vehicle on the Garden State Parkway. Reports show the incident occurred when an unidentified vehicle was headed south on the Parkway with a Chevrolet Tahoe close behind it. For unknown reasons, the unknown vehicle struck the girl near milepost 171.1. Immediately after, the Tahoe also struck the girl. 

The unidentified vehicle fled the scene without stopping to offer aid or wait for authorities to arrive. The driver of the Tahoe, however, contacted police from Troop “D” Bloomfield station who promptly reported to the crash scene. At this time, the victim’s identity has not been reported. 

We want to offer our condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Authorities in Montvale continue to investigate. 

New Jersey Pedestrian Crashes

Montvale, NJ - 14-Year-Old Girl Killed in Collision on Garden State Pkwy near Milepost 171.1Pedestrian collisions occur frequently in New Jersey. Hundreds of individuals are killed yearly in these wrecks while thousands sustain injuries. These wrecks take place under several different circumstances, however, drivers who act negligently while behind the wheel are the main cause of the majority. Motorists who operate their vehicles while intoxicated, fatigued, traveling at unsafe speeds, or distracted cause over 90% of reported car wrecks in the United States and throughout the Garden State. 

If a fatal traffic accident is caused by a negligent driver, the surviving family of the deceased victim is often able to file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation. A long list of damages may result from a fatal traffic accident caused by negligence, including some of the following: 

  • Medical care
  • Funeral care
  • Burial costs
  • Cremation
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of advice/consortium
  • Loss of child care/guidance

Trusting the insurance company to keep your best interest in mind is never wise, as they usually are only out to make money for themselves, and no one else. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters may even attempt to lessen your compensation or totally deny your claim. However, with the help of a trusted wrongful death attorney, this will not happen to you. If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident that you believe was caused by the actions of a negligent driver, an attorney may be able to help you recover financially and ensure that your legal rights and options are protected and exercised. 

When the financial burden of your loved one’s accident is relieved, you may be able to focus better on healing emotionally. A wrongful death attorney in Montvale from Metro Law can help you. We work around the clock to ensure that our valued clients and their loved ones are taken care of respectfully during these types of difficult experiences. 

Call our experienced personal injury law office as soon as you can at (800) 469-6476 to learn more about your existing legal right toward full and fair financial compensation if you have wrongfully lost someone you love due to the negligent actions of another person.