Date Published: 2019/12/17
A driver needed to be extricated after a serious crash on Route 130 north near Washington Place Avenue last Tuesday.
According to a report from the police, a driver was driving northbound on Route 130 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up crashing off the roadway at approximately 5 p.m.
Emergency responders who rushed to the scene determined that no serious injuries were sustained by the driver. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for further examination and treatment.
Route 130 was closed for an hour while investigation was ongoing.
We’re saddened that the driver sustained injuries in this crash. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he is more responsible on the roadway next time.
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