Elizabeth – One Hurt in Two-Car Collision

Elizabeth – One Hurt in Two-Car Collision >

Date Published: 2019/12/05

Moderate injuries were reported in a car crash that involved two vehicle in Elizabeth in the overnight hours of Tuesday, December 3.

Authorities in Elizabeth received reports about a two-car collision with injuries in the vicinity of Trumbull Street and 1st Street at the overnight hours of Tuesday. When police and emergency medical services arrived, they found a severely damaged car and an overturned car resting on its roof.

One driver sustained moderate injuries from the crash and was brought to a local hospital. The other driver had minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

We’re saddened there were injuries in this crash. We wish the driver recovers well.

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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