Union – Two Hurt in Three-Vehicle Crash

Union – Two Hurt in Three-Vehicle Crash >

Date Published: 2020/03/09

Two people were transported to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash at an intersection in Union Thursday evening, March 5.

According to authorities from Union, emergency responders were called to the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Spruce Street at around 5:20 p.m. after reports of a three-vehicle crash with injuries.

When emergency responders arrived at the location, they found one vehicle wedged in between two other vehicles. Firefighters quickly stabilized the vehicle and the driver was able to get out of the car.

Two people were injured in the crash and were transported to a nearby hospital by emergency medical services with injuries that are determined to be non-life-threatening.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We hope they are able to quickly recover from their injuries

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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