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Montclair, NJ – A 41-year-old Verona man was killed on Monday, May 22, in a traffic accident on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

The victim, Aaron Minkov, was driving a scooter when he collided with a truck at 1:44 p.m., according to a news release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s office. Minkov was pronounced dead at 2 p.m.

“I am pained about the terrible accident yesterday on Bloomfield Avenue, which took the life of a man on a scooter, and offer my deep condolences to the family of Mr. Minkov, as well as concern for the driver of the truck in the center of our busy downtown,” Third Ward Councilor Lori Price Abrams said.

“I am heartened to know that the township is underway in the creation of a framework of solutions,” she said. “I joined in sponsoring a resolution to establish the Vision Zero Task Force with broad representation across a spectrum of expertise and experience, and with the goal to study and implement policies to get to zero fatalities and serious accidents by 2028. We can’t get this done fast enough.”

The investigation of the accident is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432. Calls will be kept confidential.

Talia Adderley/Montclair Local

One reply on “Verona Man Killed in Montclair After Fatal Crash on Bloomfield Avenue”

  1. The Third Ward Councilwoman said, “we can’t get this done soon enough” and then tags the issue with a year of 2028. There’s some leadership for you.

    As an active bicyclist, Vespa driver (I’m the guy on the red one), and walker around town, it’s pretty clear that a 5 year window given the nature of the growth in town and the planned expansion projects will be too little and too late if they really do care about safety and livability of our downtown area. One can see the relative priority currently given the issue by the single 50 meter bike path in all of Montclair – the one that goes nowhere.

    Sadly, I think if The Onion headline/stories related to gun violence when I consider pedestrian/bicycle/scooter safety in and around Montclair, “No Way to Prevent This, Says Only Town Where This Regularly Happens.”

    How about you all we elected to create the “Montclair Ideal” prove me wrong and do something about it, soon?


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