Date Published: 2020/04/13
Minor injuries were reported in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Route 18 in East Brunswick Thursday afternoon, April 9.
According to reports from the preliminary investigation, a driver was traveling on the northbound lanes of Route 18 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into the divider of the highway in the area between the Old Bridge Turnpike and Eggers Street at around 3 p.m.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found the driver still inside, suffering from minor injuries, but still conscious and alert. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The part between the Old Bridge Turnpike and Eggers Street was closed while police investigated the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the driver is able to recover from their injuries quickly.
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