Newark – Tractor-Trailer Rear-Ended by Car

Newark – Tractor-Trailer Rear-Ended by Car >

Date Published: 2020/04/10

A driver was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer in Newark early Thursday morning, April 9.

According to reports from the initial investigation, police officers were dispatched to the vicinity of Gould Street and South 14th Street at around 2:50 a.m. after reports of a vehicular accident at the area.

When emergency responders arrived at the location they found a car that rear-ended a tractor-trailer, with the car’s driver trapped inside the vehicle.

The unidentified driver was extracted and then rushed to University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Police are still looking into what caused the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We 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
Call Email chat