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Man Dies from Critical Injuries after New Jersey Parking Lot Accident

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Posted on Jul 07, 2013

New Jersey authorities have confirmed that the man hit by a car in a Wayne parking lot earlier this month has succumbed to his injuries.

According to Sgt. Joseph Duncan of the Wayne Police Traffic Bureau, Ramiro D. Soperanez was walking through the parking lot of a Burger King on Route 23 south on June 2. At roughly 10:05 p.m., a 1999 Ford Taurus traveling eastward struck the 43-year old Pequannock resident. 

Soperanez was rendered unconscious by the impact, and was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson where he was listed in critical condition. He died of his injuries the next day.

No charges have yet been filed against 20-year-old Taylor F. Inglis, the driver of the car that struck Soperanez. It is unclear if Inglis, of Pompton Plains, remained at the scene and waited for officers to arrive after the incident. Authorities have said that Inglis was not injured in the crash.

Locals have expressed concern at the nature of the accident, saying that drivers often speed through the Burger King parking lot in order to cut through to the Newark-Pompton Turnpike. 

It is believed that Soperanez’s wife and three children witnessed the incident, although there have been no official reports to confirm their presence.

The incident remains under investigation by the Wayne Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office. Anyone with further information about the crash is advised to contact the Wayne Police Traffic Bureau at 973-633-3520.

Our attorneys and staff express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim and will be keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

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