Date Published: 2020/04/09
One person was reportedly injured after a crash on the outer northbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville Wednesday morning, April 8.
According to reports from the initial investigation, a tractor-trailer was traveling on the northbound lanes at around 7:06 a.m. when the driver lost control of the truck, causing it to crash and overturn near exit 7A. Debris then spilled on over the roadway.
Emergency medical services brought the truck driver to a nearby hospital fro treatment for injuries determined to be non-life-threatening.
The left lane of the northbound truck lanes was closed while police investigated the crash.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the truck driver recovers from their injuries as quickly as possible.
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