Belleville – Route 21 Crash Leaves On Its Side

Belleville – Route 21 Crash Leaves On Its Side >

Date Published: 2020/02/13

No serious injuries were reported in a single vehicle crash on Route 21 that left a vehicle on its side Monday afternoon, February 10.

According to reports from the Belleville Police, the crash took place on the northbound portion of the highway, near mile marker 6.3 at around 3:15 p.m. when a driver lost control of a vehicle, causing it to crash and flip on its side.

The driver received minor injuries in the crash, but is expected to be okay. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The highway was closed while police investigated but was reopened shortly after.

We’re glad no one was seriously 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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