Date Published: 2020/01/19
Three people were reportedly injured when a pickup truck collided into an SUV on Route 80 early Tuesday morning, January 14.
According to reports from the New Jersey State Police, a Dodge Dakota was traveling west on Route 80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash into the concrete divider at around 2:49 a.m. The disabled pickup truck was then rear-ended by a Ford Explorer.
The driver of the dodge sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Morristown Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Ford, and a passenger inside it both sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.
Several lanes were closed for about 4 hours while investigation was underway.
We ware saddened by the injuries sustained in this crash. We hope all the injured people are able to recover fully and wish them all a speedy recovery.
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