Alexandra Suchinsky Killed in Truck Accident in Paterson, NJ
Paterson, NJ -- November 4, 2022, Alexandra Suchinksy was killed due to an accident where a truck hit her along a narrow street.
Investigators said that the accident happened early in the morning along Albion Street, which is apparently a dead-end street which has a chicken distribution facility at the end. Residents say there have been problems with large trucks reversing down the street to get to the facility. Reports suggest this was happening when one of those trucks hit and killed Alexandra Suchinsky, who was picking up debris in the roadway. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Alexandra Suchinsky Truck Accident in Paterson
This is a tragic story to see, and it's even more tragic to see there have been consistent concerns about this area which were never addressed. Unfortunately, sometimes things don't change until someone dies. Taking action at a local level can certainly work toward ensuring nothing like this happens again. But as much focus as is warranted on the local authorities here, one can't ignore the role the truck driver may have played, as well.
At the end of the day, a dangerous roadway may only be part of the story. There's still the challenge of reconstructing the circumstances and determining if the truck driver should have been able to see and avoid the victim. Is it reasonably prudent to reverse down this roadway, or is it just convenient? Was the victim in a difficult to see location, or did the driver just not check their mirrors?
Looking at images of this road, it's easy to see how moving a truck through the parked vehicles and past residences would be far from simple. But when drivers get complacent, mistakes happen. Maybe this driver was a victim, too, of a poorly designed, unregulated roadway that the local authorities need to address. Maybe this all was just the result of a driver being irresponsible and getting a woman killed. Maybe this happened due to some combination of both of those problems. At the end of the day, there needs to be an effort to consider both possibilities so the victim's loved ones know they're getting the answers they deserve.