A car accident that allegedly occurred on Route 130 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on August 15 resulted in the death of a single driver. According to the Star-Ledger, local police stated that the deadly crash took place at approximately 12:30 p.m. Considerable disruptions to local traffic were caused by the incident.
According to police, the accident allegedly was caused when the driver of a sedan suddenly crossed from the southbound lanes of Route 130, just south of Renaissance Boulevard, to the northbound lanes, causing the sedan to strike a large truck in a head-on collision. Both vehicles came to a stop in the lane furthest to the left on the northbound side. While crossing the road, the smaller car went across a grass median.
The name of the sedan’s driver had not been released by police at the time of the news source report. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The condition of the truck driver was also not made available at press time.
Debris and wreckage from the car accident was strewn 30 feet across the northbound lanes. In order to properly deal with the crash and conduct their investigation efficiently and without impediment, police closed all of the northbound lanes of Route 130 as late as 4 p.m. the same day, according to the news source. Authorities on the scene stated that traffic from the highway was being detoured on to Old Georges Road.
Local firefighters were reported as assisting police at the scene of the crash in their clean-up and investigatory efforts.
According to statistics from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 297,088 automobiles crashes occurred throughout the states in 2010, a lower figure than any other year between 1997 and 2010 except for 1998 and 2006. 1997 had the most crashes, with a total of 350,108 accidents.