Date Published: 2020/03/18
A police from Nutley had to smash a car’s window after finding the driver unconscious inside the vehicle following a crash Wednesday morning, March 11.
According to reports from the police who responded at the scene, the woman was driving on Franklin Avenue when the woman seemed to have a medical episode, causing her vehicle to crash.
When officers arrived at the location, they found a woman unconscious behind the wheel. Officer quickly shattered the window of the vehicle in order to provide medical assistance to the victim, identified a 45 year-old resident of the township.
The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and further observation.
We would like to send our sympathies to the driver hurt in this crash. We hope she is able to recover from her injuries as quickly as possible.
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