Newark, NJ – Scooter Rider Killed in Accident on Frelinghuysen Avenue at Whittier Place

Newark, NJ – Scooter Rider Killed in Accident on Frelinghuysen Avenue at Whittier Place

Newark, NJ (July 31, 2023) – An electric scooter rider lost his life in a collision in Newark on Monday. The incident happened at around 7:00 a.m. Marcus Vinicus Pires DeCruz, 36, of Newark, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Responders, including police and EMTs, were dispatched to the scene shortly after the accident happened. Initial investigations reveal the scooter and a vehicle crashed in the 700-block of Frelinghuysen Avenue near the intersection with Whittier Place. 

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is currently investigating the crash. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

No further information has been reported at this time. 

New Jersey Pedestrian Accidents

Newark, NJ - Scooter Rider Killed in Accident on Frelinghuysen Avenue at Whittier PlaceIn New Jersey, pedestrian collisions occur at a higher rate than in other states. The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority reports that more than 175 pedestrians were killed in one recent year. This number does not include hundreds of pedestrians who suffered non-fatal injuries when they were struck by drivers who were distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or otherwise negligent.

If someone you love has been injured by the actions of a negligent driver, you may be eligible to bring legal action against the negligent party who caused the crash. While pedestrians are sometimes also at fault for their accidents due to distraction, jaywalking, intoxication, or another form of negligence, most of the time, drivers are the ones who cause injurious or fatal pedestrian accidents. In fact, over half of the time, negligent drivers are the ones who cause injurious and fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States. Each year, over 5,000 pedestrians lose their lives in auto collisions across the US.

Protecting pedestrians and preserving their safety has become a serious issue across the Garden State, so much so that the NJTPA created a program called Street Smart. This program was implemented in order to better inform individuals about pedestrian safety and awareness in an effort to reduce the number of accidents that end in injuries and death for pedestrians.

When pedestrians travel, they are totally unprotected against the force of vehicles that move much faster and weigh much more than they do. This means that when they are traveling, they are risking sustaining severe and sometimes even catastrophic or fatal injuries. 

At Metro Law, our pedestrian accident lawyers work hard to assist our clients in recovering in every way possible after they are injured by the negligent actions of drivers. In terrible situations where people end up losing their lives, wrongful death lawyers in Newark can help families recover compensation that can help them recover financially. Though we know that nothing like money could ever ease the pain you may be feeling during this difficult time, monetary compensation may at least allow you to focus on your emotional healing and that of your family. Contact one of our New Jersey pedestrian injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 right away after a pedestrian accident to schedule a free case evaluation. We charge no fees upfront and only get paid if you receive financial compensation for your injuries and losses.