Date Published: 2020/03/12
One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in Washington Township early Wednesday morning, March 11.
According to reports, the crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway around Exit 166 at around 5:30 a.m. Police say that several vehicles – which includes a Toyota SUV and an Audi sedan – were involved in the crash, with one victim being trapped inside the vehicle.
Emergency responders say the the unidentified victim later succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
We would like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased. We hope they are able to find the strength to move forward from this tragic accident.
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