Date Published: 2020/03/09
Firefighters from Hoboken rescued a mother and her infant after their SUV rolled over near the firehouse Saturday afternoon, March 7.
According to reports from firefighters at the scene, the accident occurred on 8th Street at around 12:30 p.m., near Hoboken High School just off Clinton Street.
When emergency responders arrived at the location, the found the mother and her child inside the vehicle, suffering minor injuries. They were both extricated from the vehicle and taken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this incident. We hope they are able to recover 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