According to reports from West Orange authorities, the truck was traveling on White Street at around 4:40 p.m. when the driver lost control and left the roadway. The truck then crashed into the front of Huguito’s Restaurant and Bar, severely damaging the structure.
The driver suffered a leg injury and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
Police are still looking into what caused the truck to crash into the restaurant.
We’re glad no one in the restaurant was injured in this crash. We wish the truck driver a speedy recovery from his leg injury.
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 28, 2021