Woodbridge – Minor Injuries Reported in Garden State Parkway Crash

Woodbridge – Minor Injuries Reported in Garden State Parkway Crash >

Date Published: 2020/04/09

Minor injuries were reported in a single-vehicle crash that closed the left lane of the Parkway Wednesday afternoon, April 8.

According to reports from New Jersey State Police, a driver was traveling on the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway at around 4:20 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash in the vicinity of exit 131 near Metropark.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The left lane of the Garden State Parkway southbound was closed while police investigated the crash.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up and wish the driver a speedy recovery.

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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