06/22/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Harrison, NJ – A Mercer County man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 280 in Harrison on the morning of Monday, June 21, 2010, as reported by NJ.com. The man was attempting to help a woman who had lost control of her car and slammed into a concrete barrier when the accident occurred.
According to police reports, the driver of a 2008 Mazda lost control of her car and smashed into a concrete barrier. The Mazda then careened back into the center lane of the highway, as stated by State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones.
As 37-year-old Edward Tackman tried to aid the driver from the first crash, a second driver lost control of her 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and struck him. The Pacifica then flipped, crashing through a fence and landing upside down on a NJ Transit rail line.
The driver and passenger of the Chrysler sustained only minor injuries from the crash. Tackman was transported to University Hospital in Newark. He was pronounced dead at approximately 12:30 p.m.
An investigation into the series of events is underway. Jones reported that no criminal charges had been filed.
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