Lawrence Township – SUV Crashes into Building Causing Gas Leak

Lawrence Township – SUV Crashes into Building Causing Gas Leak >

Date Published: 2020/02/17

An SUV crashed into a building in Lawrence Township causing a gas leak that forced residents to evacuate Friday morning, February 14.

According to reports from authorities in Lawrence Township, the SUV slammed into the side of a building located at Lawrence Square Village at around 11 a.m. The vehicle struck a gas meter, leading to a gas leak within one of the buildings.

The driver sustained minor injuries from the crash but was able to get out of the vehicle and is expected to be okay. All residents were evacuated and people in the surrounding buildings were told to shelter in place.

Crews shut down Lawrence Square Boulevard while they worked to fix the gas leak.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the driver recovers from their injuries quickly.

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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