Date Published: 2019/12/09
One woman was injured when her car overturned after striking a utility pole in West Orange, Saturday morning December 7.
According to a police report, the victim was driving on Northfield Avenue Saturday morning when she lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle then careened off the roadway, colliding into a utility pole and overturning.
When emergency responders arrived, they found the victim trapped inside her vehicle, surrounded by wires strewn all over the street. Emergency responders were able to pull the victim out, who they then determined to have sustained minor injuries in the crash. The victim was sent to a local hospital for treatment.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
We would like to send our sympathies to the victim. We understand the pains of dealing with an injury and wish her a speedy recovery.
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