Livingston: Driver Hurt After Car Slides Into a Tree

Livingston: Driver Hurt After Car Slides Into a Tree >

Date Published: 2019/12/05

Bad weather conditions caused a car to slides off the road and into a tree, leaving the driver with serious injuries Tuesday, December 3.

Livingston Police Department said a 78 year-old Livingston resident was driving on JFK Parkway in a 2018 Infiniti Q7 when the car slid off from the slushy road and struck a tree at around 9:30 a.m.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the 78 year-old driver suffering from serious cuts to his head. The driver was quickly transported to Morristown Medical Center for treatment.

The roadway was closed for about two hours as investigation was underway.

We would like to send out sympathies to the driver. 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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