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Pedestrian killed by car accident in New Jersey

A recent crash in North Plainfield, New Jersey, left all lanes of Route 22 shut down and one pedestrian dead. According to the story from Aug. 4, the crash took place at around 5:30 a.m. The pedestrian accident had multiple witnesses, but police are still seeking more information.

Later updates about the crash reported that the victim was a 26-year-old resident. He had been crossing at the intersection of Route 22 and West End Avenue when the accident took place. Several people were at the scene tending to the injured man when the North Plainfield police were notified about the crash. He was taken to Robert Wood Hospital when the paramedics arrived, but despite their aid and the help of those at the scene, the man passed away later at the hospital.

Several paramedics from JFK Hospital and the North Plainfield Fire Department were on the scene, and police are looking for more information on the accident and what exactly took place. The victim's name hasn't been released yet, because his next of kin haven't been notified.

The driver of the vehicle who struck the 26-year-old man was a 61-year-old man from North Plainfield. He has not yet been charged for the accident, although he could be after the investigation is completed. The investigation is ongoing and active at this time, police reported.

If you have ever been in a situation where you've lost a loved one suddenly, you know that crashes like this can leave you wondering which steps to take next. In many cases, you can seek a civil lawsuit against the negligent driver, even if police don't press charges. You may be able to get compensation to help you cover funeral costs and end-of-life expenses.

Source: NJ.com, "All lanes of Route 22 shut down for pedestrian accident in North Plainfield" Louis C. Hochman, Aug. 04, 2014

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