Egg Harbor – Two-Car Collision Leaves Both Cars in Flames, Driver Hurt

Egg Harbor – Two-Car Collision Leaves Both Cars in Flames, Driver Hurt >

Date Published: 2019/12/09

One of the drivers sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision that left both vehicles in flames in Egg Harbor township, Saturday night, December 7.

According to emergency responders, the crash happened at the area of Cates Road and West Jersey Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. Police investigation say that both cars struck each other head on, and struck a utility pole, before catching fire.

One of the drivers sustain minor injuries on the leg and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The other driver is okay.

Police have yet to determine what caused the crash.

We’re happy both drivers did not sustain heavy injuries in this accident. We hope both drivers are more responsible behind the wheel next time.

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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