West Windsor – Woman Dies After Crashing Into Pole

West Windsor – Woman Dies After Crashing Into Pole >

Date Published: 2020/01/20

A woman from Camden county died from the injuries she sustained in a violent crash in West Windsor Thursday night, January 16.

According to a report from West Windsor Police, the 46 year-old woman from Berlin was driving her 2016 Toyota Rav4 southbound on Route 1 at Washington Road at around 9:50 p.m. when she suffered a cardiac arrest. Her car then drifted onto the right lane, eventually crashing into a utility pole.

Emergency medical services found the woman unconscious and unresponsive inside her vehicle and she was rushed to Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center while EMS attempted to revive the victim. She was then flown to Robert Wood Johnson New Brunswick Trauma Center’s Intensive Care Unit, but ultimately succumbed to her injuries Saturday afternoon.

We would like to send our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. We hope they are able to 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
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