Gloucester Township – Route 42 Crash Leaves One Injured

Gloucester Township – Route 42 Crash Leaves One Injured >

Date Published: 2020/02/13

One lane was closed after a single-vehicle crash on the southbound lanes of Route 42 in Gloucester Township Tuesday morning, February 11.

Gloucester Township police advised drivers to expect 10-15 minutes of delay after a vehicle that was headed southbound on Route 42 crashed. Initial investigation discovered that the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed just before 10 a.m. north of Exit 10A.

Emergency medical services brought the driver to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries determined to be non-life threatening.

One lane was closed while police investigated the scene.

We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this crash. We hope the driver is able to fully recover, and 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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