Jackson – I-195 Ramp Shutdown After Truck Crash

Jackson – I-195 Ramp Shutdown After Truck Crash >

Date Published: 2020/03/19

A ramp in I-195 was closed after a truck overturned on an off-ramp in Jackson Township Friday morning, March 13.

According to reports from the New Jersey State Police, a truck carrying cars was traveling on the off-ramp of Exit 22 on the Jackson Mills section of the highway when the truck driver lost control, causing the truck to crash on the westbound side of the off-ramp.

When emergency responders arrived at the location, they found the truck driver still inside the truck cab, suffering from minor injuries. The driver was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay.

Police are still investigating what may have caused the crash.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the truck driver is able to recover from his injury.

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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