Hamilton Township: One Injured in Multi-vehicle Crash

Hamilton Township: One Injured in Multi-vehicle Crash >

Date Published: 2019/11/14

Police are investigating the circumstances around a multi-vehicle crash that sent one SUV into a home’s porch in Hamilton Township Wednesday, November 13.

Police who responded to the scene said that a speeding car hit six parked vehicles near the intersection of Johnston Avenue and Tipton Street, and sent an SUV careening into a porch of a home. Homeowner Russ Starr says that he heard a boom and felt his house shake at around 1:15 a.m.

Responders said that there were four people inside the car and one person suffered a leg injury from the crash.

We’re glad no one was seriously injured in this violent crash. We hope more light can be shed on what caused the crash so that everyone can move forward.

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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