Salem: Truck Plows Through Home

Salem: Truck Plows Through Home >

Date Published: 2020/03/11

A home in Salem suffered severe damage after a truck crashed into it Sunday morning, March 8.

According to reports from police who responded at the scene, a truck was traveling on Frog Ocean Road when the driver lost control of the truck, causing it to crash into the home located at Frog Ocean Road near Main Street.

The force of the impact was so strong, the truck got stuck deep inside the home.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash and those who were injured were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police are still looking into what caused the crash to occur.

We would like to send our sympathies to the people injured in this crash. We hope those who were injured are able to recover from their injuries fully.

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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