NPPD Press Release - Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident - Route 22

North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release

Chief William Parenti

August 4 , 2014

North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that the North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident in the borough.  At 5:33 am, the North Plainfield Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Route 22 and West End Avenue in North Plainfield.  Responding police units found citizens tending to the pedestrian; the pedestrian was subsequently transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.  The pedestrian was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.  His identity is being withheld until notification of next of kin.

The operator of the motor vehicle, Daniel Givens Jr, 61 years of age, of North Plainfield has not been charged with any violations at this time.  The North Plainfield Fire Department and Mercy 6 Paramedics from JFK Hospital responded.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation also responded to divert traffic while the investigation was being conducted.  Chief Parenti said the investigation is still active and on-going.  Chief Parenti urges anyone with information to contact the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937, and request to speak to Traffic Safety Sergeant Kardos or Detective Florek, or the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Tips Line at 1-888-577-8477.


William G. Parenti
Chief of Police

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North Plainfield Police Dept.
263 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, N.J. 07060
(908) 769-2920
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