Newark, NJ – Police Investigating Death of Tahir Knox at Avon Ave and Bergen St

Newark, NJ – Police Investigating Death of Tahir Knox at Avon Ave and Bergen St

Newark, NJ (September 09, 2022) – A multi-vehicle crash left one person dead and another injured on Friday, September 9th in Newark. 

The incident took place at about 2:00 a.m. in the area of Bergen Street and Avon Avenue when a BMW and a Nissan Altima collided.  

An investigation concluded that a BMW heading eastbound along Avon Avenue collided with a Nissan Altima driving southbound on Bergen Street. Following the impact, the driver of the Nissan lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Chevy Tahoe on Bergen Street. 

23-year-old Tahir Knox, a resident of Newark, was extricated from the Nissan by responders, who then transported him to University Hospital where he passed away. 

A second passenger from the Nissan was hospitalized with a leg injury.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Tahir Knox, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Intersection Crashes in New Jersey

Newark, NJ - Police Investigating Death of Tahir Knox at Avon Ave and Bergen St

Intersections are the most common areas for motor vehicle accidents. From 2008 to 2012, more than 1,000 people were killed in intersection crashes statewide with Ocean, Middlesex, and Essex counties leading the state. 

Intersection accidents account for roughly 40% of all traffic accidents in the United States. They are the third most common form of auto accident in New Jersey and can occur for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are:

  • Failing to yield to other vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists
  • Failure to obey traffic signs/lights
  • Speeding
  • Rolling stops

A particularly busy intersection could be equipped with stop signs, yield signs, and traffic lights, and accidents would still happen. No matter what signs or lights are present, there will always be people who recklessly plow through intersections. This is especially true for drivers who are under the influence. 

If you were injured in a car accident, 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. The New Jersey intersection accident lawyers at Metro Law can help you get the damages you are entitled to under the law. 

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.