Date Published: 2020/04/17
Police are investigating a bus crash which left a 45 year-old driver from Jersey City with critical injuries Tuesday night, April 14.
According to police reports, the 45 year-old driver was driving a 2013 Honda Civic at high speeds when it collided into a bus which was stopped on the northbound lanes of Washington Avenue at around 8:30 p.m.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene, and determined that the driver sustained critical injuries from the crash. The driver was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.
Police are still investigating if other factors, aside from high speeds, may have contributed to the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this incident. We hope the driver is able to recover from his injuries fully.
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