Date Published: 2020/03/19
Part of NJ-3 was closed early Monday morning, March 16, after a crash spilled debris onto the highway.
According to reports from the initial investigation, a driver was traveling on the eastbound lanes of NJ-3 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash and overturn just east of NJ-17. The crash caused debris to spread out all over the roadway, forcing authorities to close 2 lanes of the highway.
The driver who sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the crash, was taken by emergency medical services to a nearby hospital for treatment.
We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this crash. We hope the 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