Parsippany: Driver Injured After Car Overturns Dodging Deer


Date Published: 2019/11/10

A driver was injured after the vehicle he is driving overturned while avoiding the body of a dead deer last Wednesday, November 6.

Traffic was backed up on the eastbound lanes of Route 80 as Police responders worked to clear a deer carcass and an overturned vehicle that blocked a few lanes of the roadway. Witnesses at the scene said the driver was driving under the speed limit, but only saw the deer carcass at the last moment, swerving to the side in order to avoid it. The vehicle then overturned, landing on its roof.

The right lane at Exit 43 to I-287 was closed while the investigation and clear up happened.

The driver suffered minor injuries, but did not need to be hospitalized.

A stray deer can cause serious accidents on the road, so we are extremely glad no one was seriously in this accident.

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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