Date Published: 2020/01/09
Police responded to a crash which left one person hurt in Berkeley Heights Tuesday afternoon, January 7.
According to reports from police who responded at the scene, a vehicle was traveling on Snyder Avenue when it was struck by a vehicle traveling on Locust Avenue at around 2 p.m.
One driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment. The other driver did not suffer from any injuries.
Both vehicles were disabled doe to the crash and had to be towed from the scene.
Police are still investigating what cause the crash with summonses pending.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the victim is able to recover quickly.
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