Date Published: 2020/01/09
Two people were hospitalized after the vehicle they were in crashed into a pole and a tree in Galloway last Tuesday.
According to reports from the initial investigation, the driver was driving on W. White Horse Pike at around 7 p.m. when the driver swerved from the left lane to the right, losing control of the vehicle in the process. The car then struck a pole and a tree before partially overturning.
An unidentified passenger in the vehicle wasn’t wearing a seatbelt during the crash and struck the windshield of the car. She sustained moderate, but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment. The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the same hospital for evaluation.
Summonses are pending.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victims in this crash. We hope both of them recover from their injuries fully, and wish them both a speedy recovery.
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