Orange – Two-Car Crash Send Two to Hospital

Orange – Two-Car Crash Send Two to Hospital >

Date Published: 2020/02/17

Two people were sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Orange early Saturday morning, February 15.

According to reports from the initial investigation, a vehicle was traveling on Center Street at around 1:55 a.m. when it was struck by another vehicle in the vicinity of Freeway Drive East and Center Street.

Emergency responders had to extricate one of the injured victims from the badly damaged vehicles. The extricated victim, as well as another injured victim, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries determined to be non-life-threatening.

Police are still looking into the what caused the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We understand hoe stressful it can be to deal with injuries, and we wish the victims 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
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