Clinton Township – Driver Injured After Rollover Crash

Clinton Township – Driver Injured After Rollover Crash >

Date Published: 2019/12/17

A crash on Route 78 in Clinton Township last Friday left the driver with injuries.

New Jersey State Police officers responded to a report of an accident with injuries on the eastbound lane of Route 78 near Petticoat Lane overpass at around 5:10 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found the vehicle overturned on the grassy knoll beside the roadway with the driver trapped inside the overturned vehicle. Firefighters had to use tools to extricate the 22 year-old driver from the vehicle.

The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was flown via helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

We would like to send our sympathies towards the driver injured in this crash. We wish him a speedy recovery from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

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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