Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Four Dead, Eight Hospitalized in Palisades Parkway Collision

Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Four Dead, Eight Hospitalized in Palisades Parkway Collision

Englewood Cliffs, NJ (September 02, 2022) – Four people were killed during a single-vehicle accident on the Palisades Parkway near the Rockland County border on Friday, September 2nd. 

According to police, the driver of a Ford Econoline passenger cargo van with New York plates lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Englewood Cliffs at about 1:30 a.m.

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police stated that the van had been coming from a warehouse and was transporting 11 passengers and a driver. 

Four of the van’s occupants died. Eight others were transported to area hospitals with varying degrees of injuries, from contusions and lacerations to serious head trauma.   

None of the passengers, living or dead, have been identified.

No information on what caused the driver to lose control has been reported. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Highway Accidents in New Jersey

Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Four Dead, Eight Hospitalized in Palisades Parkway Collision

Although many roadways in New Jersey are considered extremely unsafe due to the considerable number of serious motor vehicle crashes and deaths that take place on them each year, the state’s interstate highways are actually some of the safest in the United States. 

In spite of New Jersey’s comparatively safer roadways, recent Department of Transportation reports show that roughly 84,000 collisions occurred in a single year. Those accidents lead to 20,969 severe injuries and 254 deaths.  

In 2017, 592 accidents resulted in 625 fatalities. The DOT report also notes that the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 287, the Garden State Parkway, and Routes 46, 10, 78, and 80 have seen more than their fair share of serious vehicle accidents.

In 2020, the number of highway fatalities in New Jersey rose, but greater dangers were prevalent on shorter roadways, like those at intersections or in shopping areas. Also, some roadways are more treacherous than others because of distracted, negligent, and reckless drivers. Insufficient maintenance is another common cause of vehicle accidents on both highways and public roadways in New Jersey.  

If your or a family member was injured or killed in a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available to you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.