Hardwick Township – I-80 Crash Shuts Lanes Down and Leaves One Injured

Hardwick Township – I-80 Crash Shuts Lanes Down and Leaves One Injured >
All eastbound lanes for I-80 in Hardwick Township were closed after a crash that left one person with injuries early Monday morning, December 9.

The crash occurred near Exit 1 at approximately 5:30 a.m. and involved a box truck, according to a report from the New Jersey State Police.

Minor injuries were reported for the truck’s driver, but the driver did not need hospitalization and is expected to be okay. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, New Jersey State Police added.

Traffic was able to get by using the shoulder lanes, but drivers were advised to plan an alternative route while investigation was ongoing. The crash was cleared just after 7 a.m.

We’re glad there were only minor injuries in this crash. We hope the driver recovers well.

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 Last Updated : November 29, 2021
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