Clifton – Man Dies After Hitting Sound Barrier on Route 21
A single-car crash that happened on Route 21 early Saturday morning in Clifton took the life the driver involved.
Clifton Sgt. Ed Holster identified the victim as Franklin Cedeno, a 38 year-old resident of Clifton. Holster continued that Cedeno was driving his 2007 Audi A4 at around 2:49 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle at the exit ramp of Exit 14. His vehicle then continued to veer off road, hitting a guard rail at speeds enough to completely destroy it. Cedeno then crashed into a sound barrier at a high speed, severely damaging the sound barrier.
Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said Mr. Cedeno was found unresponsive at the scene of the accident.
Police are still investigating the accident and the cause of the crash is yet to be discovered.
Our deepest condolences to the family of the victim. The sudden loss of a loved one can be a very stressful situation to deal with. We would like to remind and urge drivers to be more careful when driving during early morning hours. People who work at around these hours can be fatigued, affecting their driving skills. They may have impaired sense of judgement, a slower reaction time, and can even fall asleep behind the wheel of the car. Plenty of party goers may be going home during these hours. Some of them may be driving under the influence and can be a danger on the road when encountered. All of these factors can increase the likelihood of being involved in an accident.
We understand the pain and anguish a family can go through in times like these.
If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
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