New Jersey Woman Killed By Distracted Driver

Posted on Oct 12, 2011

A 28-year-old Hoboken waitress was struck by an Amcare van and killed on Saturday, September 17, 2011. According to police, the waitress, Irina Alekseeva, was crossing 14th Street in Hoboken, New Jersey around 5:40 a.m. in order to get back to her job at the Malibu Diner.

As Ms. Alekseeva was crossing 14th Street, an Amcare van hit her. Police allege that the 29-year-old driver of the van was distracted at the time of the accident. Specifically, it is alleged that the driver was reaching for a clipboard to record information about an 89-year-old passenger whom he had just picked up.

Witnesses report that the driver seemed to lose control of the van and hit Ms. Alekseeva before driving onto the sidewalk and hitting a light pole and parked cab.

Ms. Alekseeva suffered a severe laceration to her leg and her head. Additionally, she suffered a significant break in her leg. Her injuries are said to have caused her death within an hour of this New Jersey accident.

The van driver and his passenger were both taken to Jersey City Medical Center. There is no report on their condition.

We extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Irina Alekseeva following this tragic accident.

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