Ramsey: Driver Injured, but OK in Route 17 Rollover

Ramsey: Driver Injured, but OK in Route 17 Rollover >

Date Published: 2020/01/16

A driver from New York State sustained minor injuries in a rollover crash on Route 17 Tuesday afternoon, January 14.

According to reports from Ramsey Police, the victim was driving in a Jeep Renegade on the northbound lanes of Route 17 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn and land on its side in front of Bottle King at around 12:30 p.m.

The driver sustained minor injuries, but was able to get out of the vehicle. Emergency responders brought the driver to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We hope the victim is able to recover from their injuries quickly.

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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