Date Published: 2020/01/14
Several people were reported injured in a two-car collision in an intersection in Elizabeth early Sunday morning, January 12.
Police from Elizabeth responded to a two-car collision around the intersection of South Elmora Avenue and Lidgerwood Avenue at around 12:45 a.m.
When emergency responders arrived, they found two vehicles with heavy damage and several occupants injured. Emergency responders helped the injured out of the vehicle and transported the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries determined to be non-life-threatening.
Authorities are still investigating the crash but suspect that one of the vehicles ran a red light, causing the violent crash.
We are saddened by the amount of people hurt in this crash. We hope all the injured victims recover quickly, and is able to fully recover from their injuries.
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