Stone Harbor, NJ – Good Samaritans, Turtles Cause Three-Car Injury Crash on Stone Harbor Blvd

Stone Harbor, NJ – Good Samaritans, Turtles Cause Three-Car Injury Crash on Stone Harbor Blvd

Stone Harbor, NJ (June 29, 2022) – An attempt to help a turtle family get safely across a street in Stone Harbor resulted in a collision involving three vehicles on Tuesday, June 28th. 

The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on Stone Harbor Boulevard.   

A few drivers who had come to a stop to let the turtles make their pilgrimage from one side of the roadway to the other inadvertently caused a chain-reaction crash when another driver failed to notice the stopped vehicles and crashed into the back of the car in front of them.

One person sustained non-critical injuries during the pile-up. 

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

Car Accidents in New Jersey

Stone Harbor, NJ - Good Samaritans, Turtles Cause Three-Car Injury Crash on Stone Harbor Blvd

Car crashes can take place anywhere, at any time. There are some factors, however, that can increase the chances of a serious accident occurring. Some common examples include:

  • Rubbernecking: A term used to describe the act of drivers slowing down or stopping to look at police activity or an accident scene, rubbernecking is responsible for more than its fair share of accidents. This is due to drivers being distracted and taking their focus off the road. It can also cause traffic to slow down, creating conditions that are ideal for a rear-end collision.  
  • Speeding: Driving above the speed limit is a common factor in all kinds of accidents and multi-vehicle crashes are no different. Speeding gives drivers less time to react and makes it harder to slow down in time or merge safely to avoid hitting other vehicles.
  • Following too closely: When one vehicle follows another too closely and a rear-end accident occurs, it is unlikely that the following driver will be able to stop in time due to the insufficient amount of space in between the two cars.   
  • Poor road conditions: Inclement weather, particularly ice, snow, and dense fog causing low visibility, frequently plays a role in multi-car accidents. Drivers might not see a previous accident until it is too late, or in an attempt to circumvent already-wrecked vehicles, they might brake too hard or jerk the wheel on icy or snowy roadways, both of which can cause drivers to lose control.

The more parties that are involved in the accident, the more complicated it is to determine who is liable.

The legal team at Metro Law in New Jersey works hard to ensure that at-fault drivers are held accountable for their actions and that our clients are awarded the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, contact our motor vehicle collision 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.