Upper Freehold – Nine Injured in Single-Car Crash

Upper Freehold – Nine Injured in Single-Car Crash >

Date Published: 2020/01/12

Nine people were hospitalized after a vehicle carrying ten people crashed into a tree on I-195 in Upper Freehold Wednesday morning, January 8.

According to police reports, a vehicle carrying ten people was traveling on the eastbound lanes of the interstate when it lost control, going off the roadway near mile post 12 and hitting a tree.

Emergency medical services quickly examined all the victims in the crash and determined that nine of the ten people inside the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. All of the injured victims were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Police are still investigating the crash.

We would like to send our sympathies to the victims injured in this crash. We wish all the victims a speedy recovery 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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