Update: Verona Woman Killed Tuesday Night

Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber says Marie Trusits was struck by a car while crossing Bloomfield Avenue at dusk.


[UPDATED 4:30 p.m. Wednesday]
A 54-year-old Verona woman killed Tuesday night while crossing Bloomfield Avenue in Verona did not cross in a crosswalk, according to Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber.

Marie Trusits was struck by the car at 8:45 p.m. near 370 Bloomfield Ave., Huber said, adding she crossed the street as "it was getting dark." The weather was clear at the time of the accident, he said.

Trusits was transported to University Hospital in Newark and pronounced dead.

No charges have been filed in the incident and the investigation is continuing.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Terri Campion August 03, 2012 at 02:15 PM
This is such sad news. She left way before her time. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her friends and family.
EILEEN August 04, 2012 at 08:16 PM
My sister was killed in May by a girl driver, who backed up 2 spaces into my sister, knocking her to the ground, causing severe head trauma, died 11 hrs. later. Okay, sister crossed in mid block, not at crosswalk....irreguardless we all do it...cross in mid blck, I'm certain most people LOOK to mke sure ok to cross. Driver on revoke approx 3 times in this case, my point is, if yur on REVOKE list....stay the _ _ _ _ off the road!!!! Today drivers are so very careless!!!! My sympathy for this lady and her family. Will never get over the loss of my dearest sister, miss her so very much. :( :( Even if you cross at crosswalk by a light....drivers still dont stop!!!!
Matt Pesci August 06, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I'm sorry about your sister, and for this individual, and also for the person who hit this individual if it was not something they could have avoided. FYI - If there is a stop light controlling traffic at an intersection, NJ state law states that pedestrians must also follow this light. Yet pedestrians frequently assume they have the right of way when the light is red in the direction they are crossing. As someone who just moved out of Hoboken, where this is a frequent problem and the cause of many near-accidents, I wish more was done to educate people about this. That's not to say I wouldn't stop if I saw someone in front of my car, regardless of why they were there (unless they were threatening me, obviously).
Terri Campion August 09, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I think there needs to be a restructuring of business and residential areas to make the streets more pedestrian friendly. Not only are we destroying the planet with an excess of cars and their gaseous emissions, we have become a society that is more adept (albeit not safely) at driving a car than walking. If more attention were given to devising a workable public transport system - perhaps we would could get these hapless, distracted drivers out from behind the wheel and on their feet. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have lost someone close through the carelessness of drivers. It just should not happen and something can be done to prevent further wasteful, accidents. TerriCampion
Jon August 20, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Maybe pedestrians should use crosswalks instead of trying to jaywalk the very busy Bloomfield ave....The carelessness is also with the pedestrians in some cases.


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