Galloway – Woman Injured After Crashing into Two Poles

Galloway – Woman Injured After Crashing into Two Poles >

Date Published: 2020/03/15

A woman was injured after her vehicle crashed and overturned on the White Horse Pike in Galloway late Thursday evening, March 12.

27 year-old Courtney Egan from Egg Harbor City was driving in a 2017 Jeep Cherokee on the eastbound lanes of the White Horse Pike at around 11:41 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, colliding into two telephone poles and a street sign, before overturning on the south side of the road.

Egan sustained minor injuries from the crash and was taken by emergency medical services to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus for treatment.

Egan was charged with several motor vehicle violations and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the injured driver recovers from her injuries quickly.

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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