Ridgefield, NJ – Teen Girl Killed in Wreck on Shaler Blvd near Edgewater Ave

Ridgefield, NJ – Teen Girl Killed in Wreck on Shaler Blvd near Edgewater Ave

Ridgefield, NJ (April 15, 2024) – A teenage girl lost her life after she was struck by a car in an intersection in Ridgefield. The accident occurred at the intersection of Shaler Boulevard and Edgewater Avenue at approximately 7:37 p.m., according to reports from area authorities. The teenager, age 15, has not been identified at this time. She was pronounced deceased at Hackensack University Medical Center, police said. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family. 

New Jersey Car Wrecks

Ridgefield, NJ - Teen Girl Killed in Wreck on Shaler Blvd near Edgewater Ave

When pedestrians are hurt in traffic accidents, they usually end up with injuries that are serious or even devastating. These injuries can force them into the hospital, out of work, and bring a lot of pain and suffering into their lives. Overall, being hurt in a pedestrian collision is never, ever easy, and is often followed by a lengthy recovery process. 

In May of 2022, the pedestrian fatality rate in the United States reached higher than it has been in the past four decades. The majority of reported pedestrian accident deaths occur near intersections, in urban areas, and at night. On average, individuals aged 55-64 are most often struck by vehicles.

Around 6,500 pedestrians are killed annually in the United States. In the state of New Jersey specifically, thousands of individuals are hurt in pedestrian collisions yearly, and hundreds end up losing their lives. Approximately 8% of reported auto collisions in the Garden State involve pedestrians, with approximately 7,500 pedestrian collisions occurring every year. 

Unfortunately, the majority of these collisions are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Driver negligence is behind over 93% of auto collisions reported in the United States today. When innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are hurt due to the actions of negligent drivers, they usually qualify for compensation that can help them recover. 

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, it is important to maintain a working knowledge of your legal rights and options. A pedestrian crash attorney in Ridgefield can help you file a personal injury claim if you were injured in an accident.

At Metro Law, our reputable team of pedestrian accident lawyers works diligently to ensure our clients can recover physically, emotionally, and financially. The attorneys at our office pride ourselves in our ability to help crash victims and their loved ones recover quickly and seamlessly. 

If you think you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash caused by the negligence of another person, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. You can reach our law office by calling (800) 469-6476. We offer free consultations and do not collect payment unless you collect compensation. Contact us now to learn more.