Bayonne – Woman Stops Car on Bayonne Bridge and Jumps

Bayonne – Woman Stops Car on Bayonne Bridge and Jumps >
Hudson County Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman’s fatal jump from the Bayonne Bridge Wednesday morning, April 1.

According to preliminary reports from police, an unidentified woman stopper her vehicle on the bridge at around 9:30 a.m. The woman then stepped out of her vehicle and jumped into the Kill van Kull.

The woman suffered fatal injuries from the fall and her body was retrieved by search units from NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority.

Her identity has not been released by police.

We would like to send our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. We hope they are able to find the strength and courage to move forward from this tragic incident.

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 Last Updated : November 29, 2021
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