Newark: Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves One Injured

Newark: Hit-And-Run Crash Leaves One Injured >

Date Published: 2020/04/22

Newark police are looking for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash in the city’s South Ward that left one man with injuries early Tuesday morning, April 21.

Reports from the preliminary investigation say that the three-car crash occurred at the intersection of Nye Avenue and Fabyan Place just before 4:45 a.m. Witnesses at the scene say that the driver of the third car sped away from the scene right after the crash occurred.

Emergency responders took one man to a nearby hospital after he suffered non-life threatening injuries from the crash.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We wish the man a speedy recovery from his 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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