Date Published: 2020/04/21
A family that was delivering food to relatives in South Brunswick narrowly escaped a fie that destroyed their vehicle Saturday night, April 18.
According to reports from firefighters who were at the scene, the family was traveling on Ridge Road at around 9 p.m. when their car made a loud noise. The family then pulled over and got out of the vehicle. The car then went up in flames shortly after.
Monmouth Junction firefighters put out the fire, and gave medical attention to one of the family members who suffered minor burns.
Police are still investigating what caused the blaze.
We’re glad no one was severely injured in this fire. We hope the victim who suffered burns recover from their injuries quickly.
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