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Paterson Man Charged with Fatal Pedestrian Strike in Clifton

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County authorities said Mr. Ibrahim Jadallah, 21  from Paterson was charged today in connection with an investigation into a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Sunday, July 11. 

Police said Mr. Jadallah was charged with one count of Second Degree Death by Automobile, as well as accompanying motor vehicle violations, for recklessly causing the death of Marinus Lalumia, 81, of Clifton. 

According to police, Mr. Jadallah was arrested without incident at the Clifton Police Department and transferred to the Passaic County Jail.

Police alleged that on July 11, 2021, at approximately 8:22 a.m., Mr. Jadallah was operating a 2017 Honda HR-V near the intersection of Hazel Street and Van Orden Place, in the City of Clifton, when he struck Mr. Lalumia, who was a pedestrian crossing the street. Mr. Lalumia was pronounced deceased at the scene.

During the investigation into the crash, it was learned that Mr. Jadallah was traveling at an excessive speed at the time of the collision.