Date Published: 2020/04/16
Several people were hospitalized after a multi-car collision on Route 9 in Waretown Tuesday afternoon, April 14.
Reports from emergency responders who were at the scene say that as many as four vehicles were involved in the collision in the vicinity of Route 9 and Lighthouse Drive that occurred at around 2 p.m.
Several people reported sustained moderate injuries and there were several who sustained minor injuries. All victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and further evaluation.
Severe delays happened as both sides of Route 9 were blocked by the accident.
Police are still trying to determined what caused the crash to occur.
We are saddened at the injuries from this crash. We hope all the victims a full recovery and wish they all recover as quickly as possible.
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