Paramus – SUV Rolls Over on the Garden State Parkway

Paramus – SUV Rolls Over on the Garden State Parkway >

Date Published: 2020/04/16

A driver sustained minor injuries after an SUV overturned on the Garden State Parkway Monday afternoon, April 13.

According to reports from emergency responders at the location, the driver was traveling on the southbound lanes at around 3:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the SUV, causing it to flip over and rest on its roof near Exit 161.

Emergency responders determined that the driver did not suffer serious injuries from the crash and that no extrication was needed.

The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Rain may have been a factor in the crash, according to police.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We wish the driver a speedy recovery from their injuries.

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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