Date Published: 2020/01/19
Police from East Orange are still looking into a crash that caused a van to overturn near a house Thursday night, January 16.
According to witnesses at the scene, they heard the crash happening at around 10:10 p.m. in the vicinity of 193 Hollywood Avenue. Emergency responders arrived at the scene, finding the commercial van on its side, with the driver nearby.
The male driver was determined to have minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The crash caused no significant damage to the structure of the home.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this incident. We hope the driver quickly recovers from the injuries he 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