Date Published: 2020/02/11
A driver was seriously injured after his vehicle crashed into the sidewalk in front of the entrance ramp to Route 19 Sunday afternoon, February 9.
A driver, described to be in his 40s or 50s was driving his Honda Accord on Oliver Street at around 12:15 p.m. headed towards the ramp to Route 19 when the vehicle hit a concrete barrier, veering across the road and slamming into a telephone pole right after.
When emergency responders arrived, they found the driver unconscious inside his badly damaged vehicle. He was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment of injured that are said to be life-threatening.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this accident. We hope he is able to fully recover and wish him a speedy recovery from his injuries.
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