Date Published: 2020/04/17
Minor injuries were reported in a crash on the westbound lanes of Route 70, near the Garden State Parkway early Thursday morning, April 16.
According to reports from the Ocean County sheriff’s office, the crash occurred on the westbound lanes of Route 70 just west of the Garden State Parkway at around 4 a.m.
Injuries were reported from the crash but the extent of the injuries sustained have not been disclosed.
The Ocean County sheriff’s office advised motorists to avoid the area as it is closed while police investigated.
Police are still trying to determine what caused the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We hope no one was seriously hurt in this incident.
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