Date Published: 2020/04/16
Two of the southbound lanes of I-287 were blocked after a truck overturned in Whippany Tuesday morning, April 14.
According to reports from police who responded at the scene, the truck was traveling on the southbound lanes of I-287 at around 7:47 a.m. The truck driver them seemingly lost control of the truck in the vicinity just before Route 10, causing it to overturn and rest on its side.
Emergency responders examined the driver and determined that the driver suffered a fractured wrist. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The accident caused a two-mile delay, while police investigated and cleaned the scene up.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to send our sympathies to the truck driver injured in this accident. We hope the driver recovers from their injuries quickly.
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