Gloucester City – Injuries Reported in Crash on I-76

Gloucester City – Injuries Reported in Crash on I-76 >

Date Published: 2020/04/20

Injuries were reported following a crash on the westbound lanes of I-76 which caused several lanes to be closed Thursday afternoon, April 16.

According to reports from the preliminary investigation, a vehicle was traveling on the westbound lanes of I-76 at around 4:22 pm when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash and spread debris all over the highway near Route 130.

Minor injuries were reported fro the driver who was taken by emergency responders to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Three right lanes were blocked as police investigated and cleaned up the debris on the roadway.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this accident. We 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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