Date Published: 2020/02/13
Police from Cherry Hill are looking into the circumstances of a multi-vehicle collision on Evesham Road Tuesday morning, February 11.
According to reports from police at the scene, two vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred at Evesham Road at around 7:30 a.m.
Minor injuries were reported in the crash, and people were treated at the scene. Several vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Evesham Road was closed between Springdale Road and Cropwell Road as police investigated the location. The roadway was reopened at about 9:15 a.m.
We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the drivers aren’t too badly shaken up, and wish all the drivers a speedy recovery from their injuries.
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