Two-car crash results in injuries and charges
Busy and high traffic intersections can often be the location for serious accidents. Drivers during early morning or evening commutes may be in a rush to reach their destination, and busy intersections might frustrate drivers. Drivers in a rush during traffic could cause a car accident resulting in lane closures, delays and backed-up traffic. No matter how late a driving is running, it is crucial to watch speeds, stay a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and take caution when making a turn in front of oncoming traffic.
A morning accident occurred between a Toyota and an Infiniti in Medford, at the intersection of Branin Road and Route 70. The young driver of the Infiniti was traveling on Branin Road, and when she crossed Route 70, her vehicle collided with the Toyota, which was traveling westbound on Route 70. The intensity of the crash caused the Toyota to go off the road.
Emergency crews responded to the wreck and had to extricate the driver of the Toyota from their car. The passenger in the Toyota was also injured and transported to the hospital. The condition of the other driver was not reported at this time. Police are still investigating the incident, but they did cite the driver of the Toyota with the failure to observe a signal.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is for drivers to remain attentive while behind the wheel. Drivers should avoid texting while driving and should even avoid talking on the phone while driving. Distraction often leads to speeding and the subsequent failure to see road signs or traffic signals.
Source: Southjerseylocalnews.com, “Two-car accident on Route 70 in Medford,” April 24, 2013