Date Published: 2020/02/13
A 42 year-old man from Toms River was charged with DWI Saturday, February 8, after reportedly crashing his vehicle twice in two days.
According to Toms River Police Department, Samual Kovacsy ran a stop sign, and drove into a propety, hitting a tree at around 11:54 a.m. on Thursday, February 6. Kovacsy was arrested and was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to stop for a stop sign, and several other charges.
Kovacsy was arrested again after he crashed into the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home Saturday morning. Kovacsy sustained minor injuries in the crash, but refused medical attention. Kovacsy was once again charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and other charges.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in these incidents. We hope the driver learns his lesson and is more responsible on the road next time.
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