Date Published: 2020/03/15
A driver was injured after crashing into a utility pole at an intersection in Willingboro early Friday morning, March 13.
According to reports from police at the scene, the driver was traveling on the northbound lanes of US-130 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a pole at Bridgeboro Road at around 4:22 a.m. The crash caused the utility pole – together with wires – to come down on the roadway, causing closure of the right and center lanes.
Emergency responders found the driver still inside the vehicle, suffering from minor injuries. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and further evaluation.
The incident is still under investigation.
We would like to send our sympathies to the driver injured in this crash. We hope the driver is able to fully recover from his injuries and wish the driver 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