Date Published: 2020/02/12
Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash on the eastbound lanes of I-78 in Clinton Township Tuesday morning, February 11.
According to police who responded at the scene, a vehicle was traveling on the eastbound lanes of I-78 at around 7 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash just west of Exit 24.
The driver was examined by emergency medical services and was determined to have suffered minor injuries from the crash. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay.
One lane was closed while police investigated, causing 10-15 minutes of delay.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the driver has a speedy recovery from the injuries they sustained in this accident.
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