Gloucester Township – Injuries Reported in Kearsley Road Crash

Gloucester Township – Injuries Reported in Kearsley Road Crash >

Date Published: 2020/03/13

Police from Gloucester Township are still investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Kearsley Road Wednesday night, March 11.

According to reports from police who responded at the scene, officers were called to Kearsley Road, in the area between Jarvis Road and Hickstown Turnersville Road after receiving calls about a two-vehicle collision at the area at around 9 p.m..

When officers arrived at the scene, they found two badly damaged vehicles, with drivers who sustained minor injuries from the crash. Both drivers were taken to an area hospital for treatment and further evaluation.

The area of the crash was reopened just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We hope both drivers recover from their injuries as quickly as possible.

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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