Like all cities in New Jersey, Woodbridge is prone to a wide range of motor injury accidents. Motor injury accidents can have several causes, including failure to yield at a red light and unsafe speed.
Failure to yield at a red light is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents. While the concept of a red light is pretty simple, many drivers continue to go pass it due to poor judgment in individual situations.
A common error is that the driver may have accelerated through a yellow light in order to beat the red, rather than slowing down as the law requires.
Another common error occurs when drivers don’t yield properly at a traffic light in the case of a turn. Turning on red lights where prohibited, ignoring green or red turn arrows, or attempting to make a turn against oncoming traffic are all common problems that lead to collisions at traffic lights.
Excessive speed can also pose a risk not only to the speeder but to every other driver unfortunate enough to be on the same road at the same time. However, driving too slow for traffic conditions can also cause motor vehicle accidents. A slow driver, especially one on an expressway or major highway, can disrupt the flow of traffic which may then cause others to take evasive or abrupt action that puts them and those around them at risk.
The faster the speed of a vehicle, the greater the risk of an accident. The forces experienced by the human body in a collision increase exponentially as the speed increases
If you’ve been injured due to someone speeding or driving past a red light, our Woodbridge personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis are always glad to assist you. We offer a free consultation, and are always ready to fight for your case in court. Call us now at 888-355-4752.
Woodbridge Roads and Highways
As of May 2010, the township had a total of 303.32 miles (488.15 km) of roadways, of which 244.16 miles (392.94 km) were maintained by the municipality, 28.79 miles (46.33 km) by Middlesex County, 17.69 miles (28.47 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 12.68 miles (20.41 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
The Garden State Parkway extends 7 1⁄2 miles (12.1 km) through the Township, including exits 127 to 131. The Parkway connects Sayreville in the south to Clark in the north. In addition, the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) passes through Woodbridge Township for about 5 1⁄4 miles (8.4 km), and is accessible at Exit 11 (which features a 24-lane toll gate). The Turnpike’s Grover Cleveland service area is located between Interchanges 11 and 12 northbound at milepost 92.9 and the Thomas Edison service area is located between Interchanges 11 and 12 southbound at milepost 92.9.
U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 9 serve the township and merge heading north of the township as the U.S. Route 1/9 concurrency. Other roadways passing through the township are Route 27, Route 35, Route 184, and Route 440.
The 15-lane Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway and the adjacent 6-lane Edison Bridge on U.S. Route 9 both span the Raritan River, connecting Woodbridge Township on the north with Sayreville on the south.
The first cloverleaf interchange in the United States opened in 1929 at the intersection of Route 25 (now U.S. Route 1/9) and Route 4 (now Route 35).
There are three train stations in the township: Metropark, Avenel (which has limited service) and Woodbridge. Service is provided at Metropark by NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line and at Avenel and Woodbridge on the North Jersey Coast Line The Metropark station also offers Amtrak Northeast Corridor services to Newark (Penn Station), New York (Penn Station), Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Boston.
NJ Transit provides bus service on the 115 and 116 routes to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, on the 48 to Elizabeth and local service on the 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 810, 813 and 815.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Woodbridge
Did you get hit by a car while trying to get on the highway? Were you involved in a road accident? You need a vehicle wreck lawyer on your side.
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis are trained to resolve all auto accident matters. We know it’s not easy driving in Woodbridge (or anywhere else for that matter), but with over twenty years of experience on our side, we will use our keen abilities and perception to your greatest benefit in the courtroom.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, we like to care of our clients and treat them like family. There’s no cap as to how far our legal professionals will go to serve our clients in Woodbridge, which is why we proudly proclaim our full-time availability to each and single one of them.
Our legal professionals earn their reputations every single day. We provide a free initial consultation for our clients. To schedule a meeting, call our office toll free at 888-355-4752. We have offices in Freehold, across Middlesex County, and throughout New York and New Jersey, including Woodbridge.
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