Beachwood – Driver Hurt in Route 9 Crash

Beachwood – Driver Hurt in Route 9 Crash >

Date Published: 2020/02/16

A driver sustained injuries after his vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Route 9 Thursday morning, February 13.

According to reports from police who responded at the scene, the crash occurred at around 11:45 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a utility pole on Route 9, in the are between Surf Avenue and Route 166. The pole then fell onto the roadway, causing closures.

The driver sustained minor injuries from the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital by emergency medical services who responded at the location.

Drivers were advised to account for a 10-15 minute delay due to the closure.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the driver recovers fully and wish the driver a speedy recovery.

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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