The crash happened at about 2:15 p.m. on Kennedy Boulevard near West 31st Street in Bayonne.
Bayonne police told Eyewitness News that a 43-year-old man was getting into his parked SUV when he was struck by the pickup struck, which was heading north on Kennedy Boulevard.
The pickup truck then struck a parked car and ended up on the sidewalk.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Horrible accident claims life of 43 year old man who was hit opening the door of his vehicle. pic.twitter.com/attI4biBxq— Anthony Johnson (@AJohnsonwabc7) April 27, 2016
The crash happened in front of Walter Robinson Community School (PS 3) right at dismissal time.
Bayonne Schools superintendent said the principal had the teachers line up in a chain to block the scene from the students as they left the building.
Kennedy Boulevard is closed in both directions while police investigate the crash.
Stay with Eyewitness News for much more on this story throughout the night.