Date Published: 2020/03/13
A driver from Fairview was charged with DWI after her Cadillac SUV was involved in a two vehicle crash early Thursday morning, March 12.
29 year-old Blanca Perez was driving on Anderson Avenuye inside a 2019 XT4 when her vehicle struck a parked car at DeSoto Place, near the Fairview Police headquarters at approximately 1:49 a.m.
The parked car then slammed into another vehicle, and Perez’s SUV rolled over and landed on its wheels.
Perez, who was visibly drunk, initially refused medical attention, but was taken by emergency medical services to Hackensack University Medical Center.
Police are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
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