Warren – One Hurt in I-78 Crash

Warren – One Hurt in I-78 Crash >

Date Published: 2020/02/12

Police are looking into the circumstances of a crash on I-78 that left a driver with minor injuries Monday morning, February 10.

Reports from the initial investigation say that a driver was traveling on the eastbound lanes of I-78 at around 6:45 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash just west of Exit 36.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found the driver suffering from minor injuries. The driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Police advised drivers to avoid the area while investigation was underway.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the driver fully recovers from their injuries and wish the driver a speedy recovery.

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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