Jersey City – Violent Crash Kills One and Injures Two

Jersey City – Violent Crash Kills One and Injures Two >

Date Published: 2019/12/08

One person was killed and two were injured when a taxi cab collided into an SUV in a location in Jersey City last Friday, December 6.

Jersey City Police Officers responded to a two-car crash with injuries on the intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue at around 4:20 a.m. Initial investigation revealed that a southbound 2003 Nissan Xterra collided with a northbound 2014 Chevrolet Impala marked as a taxi cab.

There were two male occupants in the Xterra who both sustained heavy injuries and were transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment. One of the occupants, a 35 year-old Jersey city resident, was pronounced dead at 5:15 a.m. and the second occupant, a 32 year-old resident of Jersey City, was listed in critical condition due to serious bodily injuries.

The 47 year-old driver of the Impala also sustained critical injuries and was also transported to Jersey City Medical Center.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

First and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the bereaved family. We hope they find the strength to move forward from this accident. We also wish the two injured men a speedy recovery from their injuries.

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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