Old Tappan – SUV Crashes Through Entrance of Mixed-Use Building

Old Tappan – SUV Crashes Through Entrance of Mixed-Use Building >

Date Published: 2020/03/10

The driver of an SUV was hospitalized after the vehicle crashed into a mixed-use building on Old Tappan Friday morning, March 6.

According to reports from police at the scene, the older-model Hyundai continued through a handicapped parking space and into the facade of the Old Tappan Road building.

The building did not appear to be structurally compromised due to the accident, but the SUV had to be towed after it sustained substantial damage from the crash.

The driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and further evaluation.

Police are still looking into the circumstances of the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this crash. We hope they driver is able to recover from their injuries as quickly as possible.

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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