New Providence – Injuries Reported in Four-Vehicle Crash

New Providence – Injuries Reported in Four-Vehicle Crash >

Date Published: 2020/01/09

Several people were injured in a four-vehicle collision on South Street in New Providence Wednesday morning, January 8.

According to reports from police, a vehicle traveling on South Street lost control and crashed into two vehicles in the intersection of High and South Streets at around 8 a.m. One of the vehicles then struck a fourth car.

Emergency medical services took several injured people to a nearby hospital for treatment and further evaluation.

Police are still investigating what may have cause the crash.

First and foremost, we would like to send our sincerest sympathies to the people injured in this crash. We hope those who are injured recover fully, and wish all of them have a speedy recovery from their injuries.

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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