Ridgefield – New Jersey Turnpike Crash Kills One
One driver was killed in the multi-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield that happened last Saturday, October 26.
A statement from the New Jersey State Police said the crash occurred at around 2:14 p.m. on the southbound side of the turnpike, near mile marker 115, near the exit for Route 3. New Jersey State Police added that a Honda CRV, a Nissan Altima, a Toyota Highlander, and a box truck were all involved in the multi-vehicle crash.
A witness of the accident said, the box truck rammed into the rear of the Nissan Altima. One passenger inside the car, identified as a 55 year-old man from Brentwood was killed.
This incident was the third death in the New Jersey Turnpike last week, New Jersey State Police said.
Our heartfelt condolences go towards the family of the victim. May they find the strength and courage to move forward from this tragedy. We know and understand the rage and the anguish the family and loved ones may be feeling. Car crashes can be extremely scary, and can turn serious very quickly.
New Jersey State Police reports that there were 592 crashes in 2017, where there were 624 fatalities. One of the biggest factors that contributed to these crashes is a driver driving inattentively, which was the cause in 196 crashes which resulted in fatalities. Another big factor is speeding, which caused 61 fatal crashes. We urge drivers to be more attentive while on the road. Maintaining focus can help a driver react accordingly to whatever happens on the roadway and can help avoid accidents. Drivers should also observe and follow speed limits on the roadways. These speed limits are designed so that everyone on the roadway can be safe. Speed limits are also designed to allow reaction time if ever a vehicle does an unsafe maneuver. Being more diligent on the road can help everyone stay safer.
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.