Newark – Route 1&9 Crash Leave One Hurt

Newark – Route 1&9 Crash Leave One Hurt >

Date Published: 2020/02/10

Newark Police are looking into the Route 1&9 crash that left one person injured Monday afternoon, February 10.

According to reports from the initial investigation, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Route 1&9 near the airport exit at around 3:45 p.m.

The report adds that an injured occupant of a car that was rear-ended by another vehicle had to be extricated using the “Jaws of Life” before being rushed to University Hospital for treatment of injuries determined to be serious.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and summonses have not been filed.

We are saddened at the injuries sustained in this crash. We hope the injured victim is able to recover from their injuries fully, and wish the victim a speedy recovery.

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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