Date Published: 2020/03/09
A driver had to be rescued after their vehicle got stuck in an embankment off I-287 in Masking Ridge Thursday morning, March 5.
Basking ridge Fire and rescue rushed to the location of Exit 26 A of I-287 after reports of a car crash. When firefighters arrived at the location, they found a car down a 200-feet embankment at the exit.
Firefighters rescued the driver with the help of New Jersey State Police and a private tow operator.
The driver sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up, and wish the driver a speedy recovery from their injuries.
Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.
In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.
We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers