Date Published: 2019/12/10
A woman succumbed to the injuries she sustained after her vehicle crashed into a tree near a rural road in Vineland Sunday morning, December 8.
According to police reports, police and firefighters received reports of a car that crashed into trees in the 5100 block of Piacenzia Avenue, near Union Road just after 10 a.m.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found the driver, identified as 55 year-old Alexandra M. Procopio, unresponsive inside her vehicle.
Preliminary investigation discovered Procopio was driving west on Piacenzia Avenue when she lost control of her 2006 Mercedes-Benz, causing the car to cross over the oncoming lane and off the road, finally striking a tree.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to send our condolences to the bereaved family. We hope they are able to find the courage to move forward from this tragedy.
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