Ridgewood – Jeep Smashes into Building After Crash

Ridgewood – Jeep Smashes into Building After Crash >

Date Published: 2020/03/18

A multi-vehicle crash in an intersection in Ridgewood sent a Jeep into the front of an building Monday morning, March 16.

According to reports from the emergency responders, the two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Dayton Street and South Maple Avenue at around 8:10 a.m. The force of the impact caused the Jeep to get flung into the front of an office building.

Drivers of both vehicles sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The damage done to the building appeared to be cosmetic only, thankfully. Police are still investigating what may have caused the crash.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this collision. We hope both drivers recover from their injuries fully, and wish them both a speedy recovery.

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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