Bridgewater Township – Crash on Route 206 Closes One Lane

Bridgewater Township – Crash on Route 206 Closes One Lane >

Date Published: 2020/02/13

Police from Bridgewater are looking into a crash that closed up one lane in the I-287 express lanes of Route 206 Tuesday morning, February 11.

According to reports from the initial investigation, a vehicle was traveling northbound on US 206 in the I-287 express lanes at around 6:50 a.m. when the crash occurred.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and examined the driver, who suffered from a minor head injury. The driver refused medical attention.

One lane was close while police investigated the location and drivers were advised to account for a 5 to 10 minute delay.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the driver is okay and is able to recover 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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