Elizabeth: Shipping Container Falls on Vehicle

Elizabeth: Shipping Container Falls on Vehicle >

Date Published: 2020/04/16

Port Authority Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a shipping container fell on top of a vehicle in the overnight hours of Monday, April 13.

According to the preliminary investigation, police officers were dispatched to 1215 Corbin Street at around midnight. When officers arrived at the location, they found a 40ft container on top of a car. A victim was seen trapped inside the vehicle.

Emergency responders then worked quickly to extricate the victim from the wreckage, determining that the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police are still investigating the crash.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the victim 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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