Date Published: 2020/01/16
A man from Kendall Park was trapped inside his burning car after a two-car crash on Route 1 and New Road Tuesday morning, January 14.
According to a report from the initial investigation, a car was traveling on Route 1 at around 10:07 a.m. when it T-boned another vehicle that was making a turn onto Route 1 from New Road. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to spin and one of the vehicles caught fire afterwards.
A Kendall Park man in his 60s, was trapped inside the burning vehicle. Emergency crews were quick to extricate the victim and rush him to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries determined to be serious.
The intersection was closed for hours as investigation and subsequent clean up happened. Police say that one of the vehicles ran a red light but did not say who was responsible.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim injured in this crash. We wish the victim a speedy recovery.
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