Englewood – Two Hospitalized in Utility Pole Crash

Englewood – Two Hospitalized in Utility Pole Crash >

Date Published: 2020/03/09

Two people were injured after a freak crash took down three utility poles in Englewood early Sunday morning, March 8.

According to reports, a 57 year-old Elmwood Park woman was driving her Lexus wagon northbound on Grand Avenue when she lost control of her vehicle, colliding into a utility pole at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Linden Avenue at around 3:15 a.m. The pole pulled down two others with it as it went down, with one of the poles hitting a Toyota Rav 4 that was headed north.

The occupants of the Toyota Rav 4, a 42 year-old Connecticut man and a 21 year-old Englewood man suffered minor injuries and had to be extricated from their vehicle. Both were taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for treatment.

Grand Avenue was closed around the vicinity of the crash, while PSE&G repaired the poles.

Police investigation is ongoing.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We hope they are able to recover from their injuries fully, and wish them bot ha speedy recovery.

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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