Basking Ridge – Two Hospitalized in Head-On Collision

Basking Ridge – Two Hospitalized in Head-On Collision >

Date Published: 2020/03/11

Two drivers were hospitalized after a head-on collision on Mt. Airy Road Sunday night, March 8.

According to reports from the police investigation, a 69 year-old man from Mendham was driving southbound in a Porshe on Mt. Airy Road when his vehicle crossed over the centerline, coming into the path of a Honda Accord driven by a 59 year-old woman from Bernardsville.

The crash caused the Porsche to overturn, and spun the Honda around.

The Mendham man suffered several injuries, which include numerous cuts and a fractured hand. The woman from Bernardsville had cuts to her hands and major back pain. Both of them were transported to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Vehicular Accidents

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
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