Lincoln Tunnel Crash Kills Three, Echoing Similar Wreck Last Year
There have been nearly 300 fatalities on New Jersey roadways in just the first half of 2014. Last year’s fatality rates were the lowest they had been in over sixty years, but at the rate we’re going, this year will spoil that downward trend. As of July, two hundred and ninety-five people have already died this year in auto accidents.
Remember, police can’t be everywhere, so we need to start being more defensive behind the wheel. The person who controls what happens to you in your car is you.
A devastating crash in Hudson County killed three people last month. The accident occurred in North Bergen on the way to the Lincoln Tunnel, where Route 3 meets Interstate 495.
The vehicle first struck a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to go airborne. It landed on the driver’s side, then slid over 150 feet before hitting a light pole.
Witnesses to the scene were dumbfounded. The final impact was so hard that the car was torn into at least three pieces.
Route 3 was clogged for hours. At one point, traffic was backed up all the way to Route 21 in Clifton. The horrific crash is still being investigated, and police think excessive speed played a huge part.
Should New Jersey Enact Stricter Safety Protection Laws?
There was an identical crash in almost the exact same place about a year ago. Three men between the ages of 19 and 30 were killed last August when their car veered off Route 3 eastbound near the 495 interchange.
No changes were made to the safety protection laws after that accident, and now, here we are again, one year later, with three more dead motorists.
If drivers refuse not take responsibility for their actions behind the wheel, maybe it is time for New Jersey to make some significant changes for them. Perhaps a zero-tolerance policy for speeding and harsher penalties is needed to ensure our roads become safer places for motorists.
It is essential to be ready for anything you may encounter on the road. Of course, you can only control what you do; other drivers may not behave as sensibly.
Can Additional Insurance Help Protect Drivers Involved in Accidents?
One great way to be ready is to consider how much car insurance you currently carry. Too often, we represent clients who are unable to pay their bills because they bought the cheapest auto insurance policy they could find. Buying more than just the most basic insurance might save you uncountable expenses and difficulties. The extra monthly cost would certainly be justified if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a serious accident in the future.
If a careless driver has already injured you or a family member, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. To learn more about your legal rights, contact an experienced Atlantic City injury lawyer today.