Woodcliff Lake – One Hurt in Two-Vehicle Crash on Garden State Parkway

Woodcliff Lake – One Hurt in Two-Vehicle Crash on Garden State Parkway >

Date Published: 2020/02/12

Minor injuries were reported n a two-vehicle crash that occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Woodcliff Lake, Tuesday morning, February 11.

Initial investigation discovered that a vehicle was traveling on the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway at around 9:10 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle, side swiping another car on the roadway near Exit 171.

When emergency medical services arrived at the scene, they found one driver suffering from minor injuries. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The other driver did not suffer from injuries.

Investigation is on-going, but bad road conditions is said to be a factor.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this collision. We hope the driver injured in this crash recovers quickly.

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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