North Bergen, NJ – Angel Ruano Fatally Struck By Driver While Crossing Tonnelle Ave

North Bergen, NJ – Angel Ruano Fatally Struck By Driver While Crossing Tonnelle Ave

North Bergen, NJ (September 06, 2022) – A man was killed as he crossed Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen on Tuesday, September 6th.   

64-year-old Angel Ruano, a resident of North Bergen was struck by a driver of a southbound 2005 Honda Civic near the 69th Street intersection at about 6:00 a.m. 

A prosecutor for Hudson County said that Ruano was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he passed away. 

The driver, a 46-year-old man from the Bronx, was unharmed during the incident and stayed at the scene.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Angel Ruano, at this time.

Wrongful Deaths in New Jersey

North Bergen, NJ - Angel Ruano Fatally Struck By Driver While Crossing Tonnelle Ave

To establish liability in wrongful death, a case must demonstrate all three of the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: In legal terminology, a duty of care implies that the negligent party owed your family member a basic degree of consideration to ensure their safety and keep them from harm.  
  • Violation of Duty: To prove this element, you will have to show that the person responsible for the death violated the duty of care they owed to the victim. Taking into account the situation and the knowledge the defendant had at the time, you will need to prove that they would have been aware that someone could be injured or killed as a result of their action or inaction.
  • Causation: In basic terms, to prove this element you will have to show that the defendant’s violation of their duty of care directly caused your family member’s death. 

Establishing wrongful death in a personal injury claim is dissimilar from a criminal case. In a criminal case, a prosecutor is tasked with proving a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Claims of wrongful death, however, are civil cases proven through the legal theory of negligence. 

If your family member lost their life in an accident caused by negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.

Our wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are accessible seven days a week to help grieving families by providing updates on the progression of their cases and addressing any concerns they have regarding the complex legal process that follows the preventable loss of someone they love. 

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.