Date Published: 2019/12/16
A teenager was hospitalized after a crash on Route 9 in Manahawkin Thursday evening, December 12, left him with several injuries.
Police say that the crash occurred at around 5:09 p.m. A 17 year-old boy from Little Egg Harbor was driving southbound on Route 9 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a pole, police continued.
The driver did not suffer from any injuries, but his 13 year-old passenger sustained head and leg injuries. Emergency medical services took the passenger to Jersey Shore Trauma Center for treatment.
Police are still looking into what caused the collision.
We would like to send our sympathies to the injured passenger. We wish the passenger a quick recovery, and hope the passenger recovers fully.
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