Berkeley – Crash with Injuries on Garden State Parkway

Berkeley – Crash with Injuries on Garden State Parkway >

Date Published: 2020/04/09

New Jersey State Police are looking into a two-vehicle crash that occurred on the Garden State Parkway Wednesday afternoon, April 8.

According to reports from the preliminary investigation, a car and a tractor-trailer collided on the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway, in the vicinity of mile marker 77 at approximately 2:25 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived at the location, all people inside the vehicles were alert and conscious, but some of them sustained injuries that were non-life-threatening. The injured victims were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Two northbound lanes were blocked as police conducted investigation.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. we hope they are able to recover from their injuries quickly.

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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