Newark – Police Officer Injured in Central Ward Crash

Newark – Police Officer Injured in Central Ward Crash >

Date Published: 2019/12/12

An off-duty police officer was injured in a two-car crash on Newark’s Central Ward Wednesday morning, December 11.

A report from the Newark Police says that the crash occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and West Kinney Street at around 10:35 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found two vehicles with damages and several people injured, including an off-duty police officer.

Injured victims were taken to University Hospital for examination and treatment of minor to moderate injuries.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

We’re saddened by the fact that there were many people injured in this crash. We hope everyone injured recovers from their 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
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