Date Published: 2020/02/18
Police in New Brunswick suspect that the driver that crashed into a building Sunday afternoon, February 16, was suffering from a medical condition.
Police responded to reports of a crash at the 700 block of Cedar Court at approximately 4:05 p.m. Witnesses say the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into two parked cars before hitting the building.
When emergency responders arrived, they found the injured driver inside the vehicle, drifting in and out of consciousness with his foot on the gas.
Firefighters extricated the victim from the vehicle, and emergency medical services took the driver to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries determined to be non-life-threatening.
We understand how stressful it can be to deal with injuries. We hope the victim is able to fully recovery, and wish the victim a speedy recovery from his injuries.
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