Edison – NJ Turnpike Crash Leaves One Hurt

Edison – NJ Turnpike Crash Leaves One Hurt >

Date Published: 2020/04/15

Police are still looking into the circumstances of a single-vehicle crash that occurred on the inner car lanes of the NJ Turnpike Monday morning, April 3.

Reports from the New Jersey State Police say that officers were dispatched to southbound lanes of the NJ Turnpike, just before #10 (I-287) at around 7:25 a.m. after receiving reports of a crash at the location.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene, a single-vehicle with moderate damage was found, with the driver still inside the vehicle.

After examination, the driver was determined to have suffered minor injuries, including a wrist fracture, and was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The right lane of the inner southbound lanes of the turnpike was closed while police investigated.

We’re glad the driver wasn’t seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the driver recovers from their injuries quickly.

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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