Date Published: 2019/12/12
One person sustained life-threatening injuries in a car crash on the NJ-139 in Jersey City early Wednesday morning, December 11.
According to police reports, the crash occurred at around 2:15 a.m. on NJ-139 near the area of Palisades Avenue. When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found two people inside a severely damaged vehicle.
Emergency medical services had to provide life-saving techniques on one of the victims, quickly rushing the victim to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The other victim also sustained injuries and was rushed to the same hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victims of the crash. We hope both of them recover fully, and are able to return to their daily lives as soon as possible.
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