Kenilworth – State Trooper Injured in Garden State Parkway Collision

Kenilworth – State Trooper Injured in Garden State Parkway Collision >

Date Published: 2020/01/14

A New Jersey State Trooper was hospitalized after his parked vehicle was struck by another car on the Garden State Parkway, late Saturday night, January 11.

According to reports from New Jersey State Trooper Alejandro Goez, the state trooper was pulled over with emergency lights on and was in the process of assisting a driver with a disabled vehicle near milepost 139.1 northbound in Kenilworth when the trooper’s vehicle was rear-ended by an Audi A6 at around 10:40 p.m.

The trooper sustained minor injuries and was taken to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center in Edison for treatment.

The driver and passenger of the Audi were not injured.

We would like to send our sympathies to the state trooper injured in this collision. We wish him a speedy recovery from his 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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