Ho-Ho-Kus – Two-Car Collision Send Two to Hospital

Ho-Ho-Kus – Two-Car Collision Send Two to Hospital >

Date Published: 2020/02/10

Two people were rushed to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Route 17, just after another crash on the highway Thursday morning, February 6.

Reports from the initial investigation say that a vehicle was traveling on the southbound side of Route 17 at around 8 a.m. when the driver lost control, rear-ending another vehicle near Hollywood Avenue.

Two people sustained minor injuries and were transported to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood for treatment and observation.

The crash caused heavy traffic on the southbound lanes of Route 17.

We would like to send out sympathies to the victims injured in this incident. We understand how stressful it can be to deal with injuries and wish them both 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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