Galloway – Man Dies After Crashing Into Tree

Galloway – Man Dies After Crashing Into Tree >

Date Published: 2020/04/22

A man died Sunday morning, April 19 after his vehicle crashed into a tree at an intersection in Galloway.

Police reports say that 49 year-old Leonardo Finelli was traveling eastbound on Moss Mill Road at around 7:59 a.m. when his vehicle veered off the roadway and continued into the grassy median, crashing into a tree near Equestrian Drive at high speeds.

Emergency responders had to extricate Finelli from the badly damaged vehicle and took him to AtlantiCare City Division with severe injuries. He succumbed to his injuries shorty after.

Galloway police are still investigating what may have caused the crash.

We would like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased. May they find the strength and courage to move forward from this accident.

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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