Newark – Two Women Hurt in South Ward Crash

Newark – Two Women Hurt in South Ward Crash >
Two women were hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision in an intersection in Newark’s South Ward Sunday afternoon, February 2.

According to reports from the initial investigation, emergency responders rushed to the intersection of Nye Avenue and Clinton Place at around 4:30 p.m. after reports of a two-vehicle crash.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene, both vehicles were observed to have been totaled from impact of the crash.

Two women were injured from the crash, with one needing to be extricated from the badly damaged vehicle. Both women were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that were reportedly non-life-threatening.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

We would like to send our sympathies to the women injured in this collision. We hope both women recover from their injuries fully, and wish them both 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 Last Updated : November 29, 2021
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