Date Published: 2019/12/15
Authorities from Belleville had to extricate a driver from a vehicle after it was involved in a crash last Wednesday, December 11.
According to witnesses at the scene, a vehicle was traveling northbound on the NJ-21 when it lost control and crashed near Exit 6.
When emergency crews arrived, the found the driver trapped inside the badly damaged vehicle. Firefighters had to use heavy equipment in order to extricate the driver from the vehicle.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital for further examination and treatment. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.
We’re glad the victim is in stable condition. We wish the victim a speedy recovery and we hope the victim recovers from their injury fully.
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