Date Published: 2020/04/20
Police are investigating the circumstances of an incident in which a body was found inside a burning vehicle in Cherry Hill Thursday night, April 16.
According to reports from Cherry Hill Police, emergency responders were called to the parking lot off Route 70 West at around 9:20 p.m. after reports of a vehicle fire at the location.
When emergency responders arrived, they found a car on fire with a body inside.
Police are still trying to determine the identity of the victim, and the sequence of events that lead up to the victim’s death.
We would like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased. May they find the courage to move forward from this tragic incident.
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