Middlesex – Teen Seized After Stolen Car Crash

Middlesex – Teen Seized After Stolen Car Crash >
A 17 year-old teenager from Somerset County was seized after crashing a stolen vehicle during the overnight hours of Wednesday, April 22.

According to reports from police, Officer Paul Cerreto tried to pull the vehicle over on Cap Lane and Second Street at around 1:30 a.m. after reports of the vehicle being stolen hours earlier in South Bound Brook.

The driver then sped off, going into westbound Route 28. Moments later, the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashing at the intersection of Hazelwood Avenue.

The 17 year-old driver, who suffered minor injuries, was given a delinquency complaint for possession of stolen property and eluding. The teenager was released to a parent.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the driver recovers from his 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 Last Updated : November 29, 2021
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