Bridgewater Township: Injuries Reported in Vehicle Crash

Bridgewater Township: Injuries Reported in Vehicle Crash >

Date Published: 2020/04/15

The ramp going to the westbound lanes of I-78 was closed early Monday morning, April 13, following a single-vehicle crash with injuries.

Reports from the preliminary investigation say that a driver was traveling on the northbound lanes of I-287 at around 5:30 a.m. The driver then lost control of the vehicle while on the ramp headed to I-78 west, causing the car to collide into the guardrail.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital after complaints of neck pain.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the driver recovers 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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