Wayne – Woman Killed in Route 23 Crash

Wayne – Woman Killed in Route 23 Crash >
A woman from Wayne was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the northbound lanes of Route 23 Thursday morning, April 2.

According to reports from police at the scene, 39 year-old Alexander Mendez from Cliffside Park was driving a dump truck on Route 23 North when it became disabled at around 9:40 a.m. The dump truck was then rear-ended by a 2018 Chevrolet Trax driven by 29 year-old Ashley Miller from Wayne.

Miller sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders who rushed at the location.

Mendez did not suffer any injuries and he remained at the scene to cooperate with police investigation.

No charges have been filed and the investigation for the crash is active and ongoing.

We would like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased. May they find the strength and courage to move forward from this tragic accident.

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 Last Updated : November 29, 2021
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