Monroe – Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

Monroe – Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash >

Date Published: 2020/02/19

A 32 year-old resident of Mahwah was killed in a two-vehicle collision on a location in Monroe Monday morning, February 17.

The victim identified as Joseph Farina was driving on a 1996 Toyota Avalon eastbound on School Road at around 7:20 a.m. when he collided with a westbound 2013 Acura TL driven by 67 year-old Patrick Early of Warwick, according to State Police.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene they found Farina unresponsive inside his vehicle. Farina was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. Early sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police are still investigating the details surrounding the crash.

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