Belleville – Minor Injuries After Car Overturn on NJ-21

Belleville – Minor Injuries After Car Overturn on NJ-21 >

Date Published: 2020/02/11

Belleville Police are looking into a crash that left one vehicle overturned on NJ-21 Monday afternoon, February 10.

According to reports from the initial investigation, a driver was on the northbound lanes of NJ-21 at around 3:15 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash and overturn on the roadway near mile marker 6.3.

Minor injuries were reported for the driver of the vehicle and the driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The northbound lanes were closed while investigation was underway, and was reopened an hour later.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this crash. We hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up 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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