Hamilton Township – Injuries Reported After Vehicle Crashes into Home

Hamilton Township – Injuries Reported After Vehicle Crashes into Home >

Date Published: 2020/04/08

A man from New York was arrested after his vehicle crashed into a house in Hamilton Monday morning, April 6.

According to reports from police, 52 year-old Dennis Steward from Valley Stream, New York, was traveling on South Olden Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to crash into a home located at the area.

Officers who responded at the scene noted that Steward was driving while intoxicated.

Steward was then sent tot he hospital after complaints of chest pain, the report continued. During the stransport to St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, Steward became unruly and told EMTs and officers that he had coronavirus.

Steward is currently in the Mercer County jail on charges of making terroristic threats during an emergency, DWI and throwing bodily fluid at a law enforcement officer.

We would like to send our sympathies to the officers and EMTs in this incident. We hope they aren’t too badly shaken and wish them good health.

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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