Date Published: 2019/12/08
Minor injuries were reported in a long distance police chase last Wednesday, December 4, that started on the Garden State Parkway in Clark and ended in Route 3 in Clifton.
According to reports, a trooper tried pulling over a Honda CRV for speeding near Exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway at around 11:30 a.m. but the driver kept going. Backup troopers and tropper from Clifton quickly joined the pursuit.
The driver, identified as 25 year-old Javas Lal, turned off into Exit 153B to the westbound Route 3 in Clifton before hitting traffic.
Lal had minor injuries from the pursuit, but did not need medical attention. Lal was charged with resisting arrest and eluding, and was sent to Passaic County Jail.
We’re thankful no one was injured in this incident. We hope the driver learned his lesson and follow the laws next time he is on the road.
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