Colts Neck – Dump Truck Flips Over on Route 34

Colts Neck – Dump Truck Flips Over on Route 34 >

Date Published: 2020/04/16

Several lanes on Route 18 were blocked after a dump truck overturned on Route 34 in Colts Neck Wednesday afternoon, April 15.

According to reports from the initial investigation, the dump truck driver was driving on the southbound lanes of Route 34 at approximately 2:50 p.m. when he lost control of the dump truck, causing it to overturn on the roadway just before Route 18.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries from the crash and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Investigation is still ongoing, and police say that speed doe not seem to be a factor in the crash.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We wish the truck driver a speedy recovery.

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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