Englewood – Head-On Collision Send Two Drivers to Hospital

Englewood – Head-On Collision Send Two Drivers to Hospital >

Date Published: 2019/12/16

Two drivers were hurt after a head-on collision on a busy Englewood street early Thursday morning, December 12.

Police say a 25 year-old woman was driving her 2014 Acura ILX west on East Palisade Avenue at approximately 8 a.m. when her car collided with a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by a 17 year-old girl from Franklin Lakes headed east at the area of North Woodland Street.

Emergency crews had to extricate one of the drivers from their vehicle.

Both drivers sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the accident and were taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

First and foremost, we are saddened that both drivers were injured in this accident. We hope both of them recover quickly and recover fully,

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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