Date Published: 2020/01/13
Paterson police continue to investigate a single-vehicle crash in Paterson which left one man with moderate injuries Friday morning, January 10.
Reports from the initial investigation say that police officers responded to reports of a crash on the vicinity of 75 Chestnut Street. According to witnesses, the driver seemingly lost control of the vehicle, colliding into a tree not long after.
Emergency responders had to extricate the driver who sustained moderate injuries from the severely damaged vehicle. The driver was then taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment and further evaluation.
First and foremost, we would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the driver quickly recovers from the injuries they sustained in this collision.
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