A two-vehicle crash on Nautilus Drive in Barnegat Sunday night, November 17, left two people with several injuries.
According to a statement from Barnegat police Lieutenant Jeffrey Ryan, the crash happened near Harpoon Drive at approximately 10:04 p.m. The driver of a 2018 Jeep Grand headed south veered off from the lane and collided with a 2014 Nissan Sentra that was northbound, Ryan continued.
The driver and the passenger inside the Sentra sustained several injuries. The driver, a 47 year-old man from Barnegat suffered a compound fracture on his leg, and the passenger, a 67 year-old Clifton woman, broke her ankle and complained of chest pain. Neither had their seatbelt on, Ryan noted.
The Jeep driver, a 44 year-old man from Manahawkin did not suffer any injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt, Ryan added.
We empathize with the people injured in this accident. Injuries from accidents like this can be stressful and difficult to deal with. We wish the driver and the passenger of the Nissan Sentra a speedy recovery from their injuries.
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.
If someone you care about was killed or severely injured in an accident, there may be a lot going through your head. The NJ injury attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers have helped people like you fight for justice. We will discuss all of your legal options with you, free of charge. Call (973) 364-8300 to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Note: This blog reports on the types of cases our firm has extensive experience handling. It is painful to learn of the prevalence of these serious accidents, and it is our sincere hope that future catastrophes can be avoided. Our blog posts are written from scouring recent news stories. As more information is revealed, these stories may be updated. If the information in this blog article is outdated or false, please let us know so we can add updates or corrections.
Disclaimer: By showing the frequency of these serious accidents, Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers hopes that more will be done to prevent them. Another aim is to give readers information that can be used to help them reduce the likelihood they are involved in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.