Date Published: 2020/01/09
Police are still investigating the violent motor vehicle crash that happened in Colts Neck Wednesday afternoon, January 8.
Reports from the initial investigation say that a car was traveling at high speeds in Phalanx Road when the car struck a car turning right from Rimwood Lane at around 3:50 p.m.
When emergency medical services arrived at the scene, one victim was found unconscious inside their vehicle. The victim was assessed was determined to have suffered serious injuries from the crash. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
We would like send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the victim is able to fully recover and has a quick recovery period.
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