Paramus, NJ – Drugged Driver Causes Injury Crash on Garden State Pkwy

Car Accidents,Injury • April 8, 2020

Paramus, NJ (April 8, 2020) – A 22-year-old male driver, reportedly high on heroin, caused a serious pileup crash that resulted in multiple injuries in Paramus, New Jersey on Tuesday morning, April 7th. The accident occurred on Garden State Parkway near Paramus Road at around 11 a.m. Michael Brennan was found by authorities outside his Toyota Camry after colliding with multiple vehicles. 

Brennan’s vehicle reportedly struck a Buick Lacrosse and several parked vehicles, then overturning and catching fire. Two women from Maywood New Jersey, ages 91 and 57, were extricated from the Buick and taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. Brennan’s vehicle also struck a Toyota Highlander containing two women from Teaneck, New Jersey who were transported to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. 

Brennan himself was taken to New Bridge Medical Center after being revived with Narcan. He was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, drug possession, driving while under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, and using a phony driver’s license. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway. 

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

New Jersey Drugged Driving Collisions 

Driving under the influence is the most preventable cause of collisions in the United States. 20.7 million drivers in 2016 drove while under the influence. 11.8 million of these drivers were on something other than alcohol. 

Getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, whether by alcohol or other drugs, is extremely reckless. These can and should be held liable for their actions. A qualified New Jersey personal injury lawyer can help injured parties recover lost compensation for their damages. 

Brady Reilly & Cardoso, LLC is here to help you exercise your rights under the law. We want to make sure that negligent drivers are held accountable. Give us a call at (201) 997- 0030 to discuss your case. 

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