Lakewood, NJ – One Airlifted, Rt 88 Shut Down After Serious Vehicle Crash

Lakewood, NJ – One Airlifted, Rt 88 Shut Down After Serious Vehicle Crash

Lakewood, NJ (August 04, 2022) – A serious three-vehicle crash that took place at about 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3rd on Route 88 in Lakewood left several people trapped inside their vehicles. 

One person was med-flighted to Jersey Shore Medical Center. The remaining victims were transported by ambulance. 

The collision was prompted when one driver failed to heed a stop sign and entered the intersection of Holly Street and Route 88 at a high rate of speed, colliding with two other cars already in the intersection.

The impact sent one car smashing into a telephone pole.

The road was shut down while officers investigated the crash.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Failure to Yield Accidents in New Jersey

Lakewood, NJ - One Airlifted, Rt 88 Shut Down After Serious Vehicle Crash

There are many reasons why one driver might violate another driver’s right of way. The ones that are seen most frequently in New Jersey include: 

  • Driving Under the Influence: Alcohol reduces your reaction time and impairs your judgment. A driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs could fail to yield to pedestrians or other cars. There are also certain prescription medications that can hinder someone’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Distracted Driving: When a driver is distracted by something outside or inside their vehicle and, as a result, they fail to pay attention to the roadway, they could disregard the right of way of others. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that distracted driving is any action that redirects someone’s attention away from driving, like texting or talking on your phone, drinking or eating, talking to passengers, or using the stereo.
  • Drowsy Driving: When a driver is severely fatigued or overly tired, they might not have the capacity to give their undivided attention to their surroundings. They are also less likely to correctly judge distances and might fail to notice that another driver has the right of way.

When drivers fail to yield, it can cause multiple types of serious accidents, such as head-on and side-impact collisions. Failing to yield at a crosswalk can also cause dangerous accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. These demographics are particularly vulnerable because they have no safeguards against any impact. 

Failing to yield the right of way is one of the leading causes of car accidents nationwide. A report issued by a private company that studies collision data provided by insurance companies shows that failure to yield is the fourth most frequent cause of deadly accidents, after speeding, driving while intoxicated, and failing to maintain the proper lane.  

Our firm has advocated tirelessly on behalf of our clients to ensure their rights are guarded after being injured in an avoidable Utah accident. If you have been seriously injured, contact our vehicle accident attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help 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.