Newark, NJ – Bessie R. Leake Fatally Struck by Speeding Car on 6th Ave

Newark, NJ – Bessie R. Leake Fatally Struck by Speeding Car on 6th Ave

Newark, NJ (October 08, 2021) – A woman died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Tuesday, October 6th in Newark. 

The victim, who has since been identified as 42-year-old Bessie R. Leake, a Newark resident, was hit by a speeding Infiniti Q50 at about 6:35 p.m. in the 300 block of 6th Avenue. 

The Infiniti then struck a parked car and fled the scene,  

The driver was later apprehended. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Bessie R. Leaka, at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Newark

Newark, NJ - Bessie R. Leake Fatally Struck by Speeding Car on 6th Ave

Pedestrian accident attorneys need to have experience and legal proficiency if they hope to garner the maximum settlement or favorable verdict on behalf of their clients. 

Determining if the driver of a car involved in a pedestrian accident was negligent depends on multiple factors. The pedestrian might have been walking, standing, or jogging when they were injured, but this is not enough to show that a driver acted negligently and, therefore, is liable for the resulting injuries. A pedestrian could have been inside or outside of a crosswalk when the accident occurred, but, again, this fact alone will not prove if and to what degree the driver was negligent. Where pedestrian accidents are concerned, the determination of negligence demands careful study, critique, and presentation of all factors that played a role in the incident. 

A skilled New York pedestrian accident lawyer must then explain the facts to a jury, showing that the driver of the car failed to exercise reasonable care. Learning all events surrounding the accident is crucial to both attorneys and insurance adjustors in establishing the negligence of a driver and moving forward with your New York personal injury claim.  

Newark Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Working with an effective and knowledgeable lawyer after a pedestrian accident will ensure you are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our Newark 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 pedestrian accident attorneys in Newark work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after being injured in a serious pedestrian accident.

The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers 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.