Hampton – Route 519 Crash Leaves Man with Injuries

Hampton – Route 519 Crash Leaves Man with Injuries >

Date Published: 2020/03/16

A man suffered minor injuries after his SUV struck a utility pole in Route 519 in Hampton late Friday afternoon, March 13.

The driver was traveling on Route 519 northbound at around 1:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into a utility pole located by the entrance to the Hampton Downes. The crash took the utility pole down, taking out power from sections of the borough.

The man, who had to be extricated from the badly damaged vehicle, suffered minor injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to an area hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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