Newark, NJ – Pedestrian Injured After Being Hit by Car on I-78 in Essex

Newark, NJ – Pedestrian Injured After Being Hit by Car on I-78 in Essex

Newark, NJ (August 20, 2021) – A pedestrian was injured when they were hit by a car on a roadway in Essex on the morning of August 20. The incident occurred at around 7:52 a.m.   

According to reports, the wreck occurred on Interstate 78 in Essex. Based on information from preliminary reports, a silver minivan or SUV headed east on I-78 struck a pedestrian in the area of milepost 56.8. 

How and why the accident occurred remains unknown at this time. The pedestrian was seriously injured in the collision and required transportation to an area hospital for treatment. 

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian, believed to be an SUV or a minivan, fled the scene after the incident and took off east on I-78. Authorities in Newark continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved. 

Pedestrian Wrecks in New Jersey

Newark, NJ - Pedestrian Injured After Being Hit by Car on I-78 in Essex Pedestrians are left with critical and life-altering injuries after motor vehicle accidents throughout our state each year. In fact, thousands of people suffer devastating injuries in pedestrian accidents throughout New Jersey due to the negligence of others. Regardless of the number of safety measures instilled throughout the state of New Jersey to protect pedestrians, we continue to see them hurt at an alarming rate.  When people are injured in accidents, due to the reckless actions of drivers, it is imperative that they reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Newark as soon as possible.

With over 40-years of experience, our team at Metro Law has helped thousands of victims recover after devastating motor vehicle accidents. We strive to help those harmed collect full and fair compensation in New Jersey for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical treatment, and more. Working with a competent legal team in the aftermath of your accident will help you maximize your recoveries so you are able to move forward in the best way possible, given the unfortunate circumstances. If you were injured in an accident, due to another person’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our law firm today at (800) 469-6476 to meet with our personal injury attorneys in Newark to discuss the legal options available for 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.