Maurice River – Driver Killed in Country Route 347 Crash

Maurice River – Driver Killed in Country Route 347 Crash >

Date Published: 2020/03/18

A driver was killed after a fiery crash on the southbound lanes of Country Route 347 late Saturday night, March 14.

According to reports, a driver was traveling on the southbound lanes of Country Route 347 in a Nissan at around midnight, when his vehicle veered off the roadway, colliding into a tree near milepost 6. The vehicle then burst into flames.

Emergency responders who arrived at the location declared the driver deceased at the scene.

Police ares till looking into the circumstances of the crash, but note that it was raining during the time of the accident.

We would like to send our condolences to the family of the bereaved. We hope they are able to find the strength and courage to move forward from this accident.

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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