Fort Lee – Injuries Reported in George Washington Bridge Crash

Fort Lee – Injuries Reported in George Washington Bridge Crash >

Date Published: 2020/02/12

Major delays occurred after a crash just before the George Washington Bridge heading into New York early Monday morning, February 10.

According to reports from Fort Lee police, the crash occurred at around 6:55 a.m. when a driver traveling on Route 1 & 9 crashed in the vicinity just before the bridge.

Minor injuries were reported for the driver involved, and the driver was taken to a nearby hospital by emergency medical services.

Delays of up to an hour were advised for drivers heading to the area. Traffic was also slowed on Route 1 & 9 while police investigated.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up and wish the driver a 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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