Date Published: 2020/02/13
A driver was charged in a crash that brought down a utility pole and injured one person in Brick Friday afternoon, February 7.
Police reports say that the driver was driving on Beaverson Boulevard eastbound when the driver lsot control of the vehicle while at the bend of the road. The vehicle veered off to the right and struck a utility pole, bringing the pole and power wires down onto the road.
The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Ocean Medical Center for treatment of neck pain. The driver was charged with careless driving and a summons for failure to wear a seat belt.
We’re thankful no one was seriously hurt in this collision. We hope the driver recovers from his injuries 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