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New Jersey Car Accidents

Eisbrouch Marsh is based in New Jersey and committed to the victims of negligence throughout Bergen County, Hackensack, and all neighboring communities in Northern NJ and the greater NYC metro area. Those who have been injured in a car accident are urged to call for a free evaluation of your potential lawsuit. 

  1. Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey Fatal Car Accidents at Five Year Low, http://m.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/new-jersey-fatal-car-accidents-at-five-year-low/article_e7a2d270-6537-11e4-9648-c77b47b55db2.html?mode=jqm
  2. New Jersey State Police, Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, http://www.njsp.org/info/fatalacc/pdf/swfcs2.pdf

Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Eisbrouch Marsh are New Jersey car accident attorneys dedicated to helping victims injured on the dangerous roadways of New York and New Jersey. We are well versed in every legal nuance particular to truck accidents, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian knock-downs, including No Fault rules and Uninsured Motorist claimes. We have over 20 years of experience fighting for New Jersey residents. Call today for a free consultation.

There’s good news on New Jersey roads according to the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit. In a report released in November 2014, the State Police confirmed that fatal car accidents in New Jersey were at a five year low in 2013 with 542 people killed in the state in 508 fatal accidents. This is a drop of 45 fatal collisions and 47 fewer fatalities from 2012 statistics. The 542 fatalities in 2013 marked the lowest automobile fatality total since 2009.

Drunk driving caused fewer NJ car accidents than national average

The drop in fatalities and collisions is being attributed to the success of several ad campaigns sponsored by the state. Zach Hosseini, a spokesman with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, said that initiatives such as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and the “Ticket or Click It” campaign have had a significant impact on the number of fatal car accidents in New Jersey.

Mr. Hosseini said that fewer people are drinking and driving in New Jersey, and more people are buckling up. The Investigation Unit reported that 26% of the fatal accidents involved drunken driving. This percentage is lower than the 31% national average reported by the Centers for Disease Control.

The positive statistics have continued into 2014. The Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit issued a year to date report as of November 13, 2014 which shows an increase of only three fatal crashes and nine fatalities over the same period last year, a 2% hike in auto accident related deaths. An interesting statistic is that fatalities by category—driver, passenger, and bicyclists –were about the same from 2013 to 2014. However, there was a significant jump in pedestrian deaths—an increase of 17 deaths from 112 in 2013 to 129 in 2014.

Driver inattention is leading cause of fatal car accidents in New Jersey

This jump may bear out the Accident Investigation Unit’s report that driver inattention led to 164 fatal car accidents in New Jersey in 2013, the highest contributing factor reported.

Driver inattention could be texting, checking a GPS, checking a map, or highway hypnosis. It’s possible that in 2014, not only are more drivers distracted but pedestrians as well, texting or talking on their cell phones and not paying attention to pedestrian safety rules.

State officials are hopeful that their initiative “U Drive. U text. U Pay.” launched in April of 2014 can help bring awareness to the problem of distracted driving. Sixty local police departments have received $5000 grants to increase patrols and set up checkpoints to deter distracted driving.

  1. Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey Fatal Car Accidents at Five Year Low, http://m.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/new-jersey-fatal-car-accidents-at-five-year-low/article_e7a2d270-6537-11e4-9648-c77b47b55db2.html?mode=jqm
  2. New Jersey State Police, Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, http://www.njsp.org/info/fatalacc/pdf/swfcs2.pdf