Date Published: 2019/12/10
A driver was treated for injuries and arrested after a single-car crash on Harmon Meadow Boulevard last Thursday, December 5.
According to police reports, a 23 year-old woman was intoxicated while she was driving on Harmon Meadow Boulevard. The driver then apparently lost control of her vehicle at 150 Harmon Meadow Boulevard at approximately 10:25 p.m.
When police arrived to the scene, the driver was issued a sobriety test, which the driver failed. Police also observed that the driver sustained minor injuries in the crash, but is expected to be okay.
The driver was served motor vehicle summons for driving while intoxicated and three additional motor vehicle summonses. She was released into the custody of a responsible adult.
We are grateful no one was seriously injured in this crash. We hope the driver learned from this and becomes a better driver.
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