S. Brunswick– Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole On Rte 1

S. Brunswick– Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole On Rte 1 >

Date Published: 2020/03/13

Police from South Brunswick are still looking into the circumstances of a crash that took out the power in multiple sections of the township Wednesday afternoon, March 11.

According to reports from police, a driver lost control of his vehicle while traveling on Route 1, crashing into a utility pole around the area of Raymond road and Beekman Road at around 3p.m. The crash took out the utility pole, causing power outages in several areas of the township.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and further observation.

Power was restored around 6:30 p.m.

We would like to send our sympathies top the victim injured in this crash. We hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up, and wish the driver a speedy recovery.

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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