Fair Lawn – Five-Vehicle Collision Leaves Two Hospitalized

Fair Lawn – Five-Vehicle Collision Leaves Two Hospitalized >

Date Published: 2019/12/16

Two people were hospitalized after a fire-car crash on Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn Thursday afternoon, December 12.

According to police investigating the incident, the crash started when a 66 year-old driver inside a 2019 Audi suffered from a medical episode while driving on Fair Lawn Avenue, near Abbott Road. The driver’s 2019 Audi then crashed into a 2007 Saturn driven 56 year-old woman from Butler. The Audi then hit two parked vehicles and the Saturn was pushed into a Toyota driven by a 40 year-old woman from Haledon.

The driver of the Audi was taken to Valley hospital for treatment. The driver of the Saturn sustained facial injuries and was also taken to Valley Hospital.

No charges have been filed at the time.

We would like to send our sympathies to the people who are injured in this incident. We wish them a speedy recovery from their injuries.

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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