Date Published: 2019/12/05
A driver was rushed to a hospital due to heavy injuries after her car crashed into a utility pole in Ridgefield Wednesday afternoon, December 4.
Police say that a 69 year-old driver from Hackensack was driving her Nissan Murano on Broad Avenue when she seemingly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pole located in the parking lot of Matera’s Garden and Nursery Center at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Emergency responders determined the driver suffered a head injury and transported the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center for further examination and treatment.
The force of the crash left the utility pole tilted over the roadway, forcing police to divide southbound traffic to divert drivers around it.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim of the crash. We wish her a speedy recovery from her 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