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Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead, 1 in custody in New Jersey

South Brunswick was the site of tragedy after a serious accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist. New Jersey police have arrested another man, who is believed to have fled the scene of the fatal crash. As with many motor vehicle accidents deemed hit-and-runs, police are asking for the community's support in gathering evidence and fully understanding the cause of the crash. 

According to the report, around 8:50 p.m. during the evening of Aug. 8, a 25-year-old man riding a motorcycle was reportedly struck and killed by another vehicle. It is not clear whether he was pronounced dead at the scene, or if he was first transported to a hospital. The man has been identified now that next of kin have been notified of the tragedy. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash in New Jersey injures 2

Galloway Township was the site of a serious crash on the evening of July 27, according to local sources. As with many motor vehicle accidents, information on the New Jersey crash is still extremely limited, but it has been confirmed that a single vehicle was involved. Police are still investigating, and so far no charges have been filed against the driver. 

According to the report, around 7 p.m. the night of July 27, a vehicle carrying two occupants who have not been publicly identified was traveling on South Seaview Avenue when the accident occurred. For reasons unknown, the vehicle left the road and struck a tree, causing serious damage to the vehicle. The driver and one passenger were trapped in the car when first responders arrived on the scene. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash kills 2 in New Jersey

Police are still trying to determine the cause of a serious accident that claimed two lives in Lodi on the morning of June 29. New Jersey authorities have not filed charges against the surviving driver in the two-car accident at this time. As with many motor vehicle accidents with no clear cause, police have not ruled out driver error, recklessness or even intoxication as possible factors in the crash. 

According to the limited information available in the report, it appears that two vehicles, a compact and a mid-sized sedan, collided outside a home just before 7 a.m. The force of the impact pushed the sedan onto the steps of the home itself. None of the victims of the accident have been publicly identified, pending notification of next-of-kin. 

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead, 1 seriously hurt

A serious crash on the Garden State Parkway has claimed one life and sent one other person to the hospital, according to authorities. The New Jersey State Police have confirmed the crash, which happened in the evening of June 22. The report says the investigation into the crash closed the parkway for several hours, which is not uncommon in large motor vehicle accidents. So far, no charges have been filed. 

The report says that around 5:30 p.m., an SUV was traveling on the GSP when it entered the right shoulder for reasons unknown. The SUV rear-ended a parked vehicle, which caused a chain reaction wherein that vehicle rear-ended a second. The driver of the SUV reportedly escaped with only minor injuries. 

Criminal defense: Mother charged with murder

The mother of a New Jersey toddler who was found dead in the family home is now facing murder charges, according to local sources. Prosecutors in Camden County have confirmed the 41-year-old woman is facing multiple charges, including drug possession, child endangerment and murder. It is unclear whether she currently has criminal defense representation.

On May 10, the woman was apparently seen running and screaming for help while holding the 18-month-old child who was apparently unresponsive. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the child on the lawn of the family home. The child was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, but coroners and police believed the death to be suspicious.

Motor vehicle accidents: Student killed by alleged drunk driver

A 19-year-old star student tragically died the night of May 25 after being hit by a suspected drunk driver, according to local sources. New Jersey authorities reported the death of the student, who was a well-known figure in the Pakistani-American community thanks to her full scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The driver believed responsible for her death is in police custody, though as with most motor vehicle accidents, this one remains under investigation.

According to the report, the woman was driving with her 15-year-old sister when the accident happened. She was driving in Old Bridge Township when a 28-year-old man believed to have been drunk behind the wheel crossed the center line and collided with her car head-on. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and her sister was transported to a local hospital with injuries of unknown severity. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Teen dead in car crash

A teenager tragically died in a recent car wreck only a day after her senior prom, according to local sources. New Jersey police have confirmed the car accident, which also injured three other teenagers. As with many motor vehicle accidents, authorities are still trying to determine whether the crash was caused by driver error, and whether the driver should face criminal charges for the accident. 

According to the report, the 17-year-old girl was traveling back from a zoo trip with friends in Fredon Township when the accident occurred. Around 5:30 p.m., the 17-year-old male driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle, which left the road and overturned in the woods on the roadside. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel who arrived to administer aid. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Suspected drunk driver charged

A pedestrian was seriously hurt following a crash involving a suspected drunk driver, according to local sources. Police in Hoboken responded to the New Jersey car accident that nearly claimed the life of a 56-year-old man. Motor vehicle accidents involving intoxication can result in serious charges, but also require considerable investigation. The investigation into this incident is still underway as of this report. 

According to the information available, a 66-year-old Jersey City man was involved in an initial accident around 3 p.m. the afternoon of April 16. Reportedly, the man had fallen asleep at the wheel, and when a witness attempted to wake him, he sped off, striking another car before leaving the street and entering the sidewalk. A 56-year-old Brooklyn man was standing by the stop sign at the corner when the vehicle hit him. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Woman dead in New Jersey

A two-car crash in Gloucester County has left one person dead, according to local sources. New Jersey authorities have confirmed the death of a woman in an accident in Paulsboro. As with most motor vehicle accidents resulting in fatalities, the identity of the woman was being withheld pending the notification of her next-of-kin. 

The details of the crash are unclear at this time, but it was confirmed to have occurred at approximately 1:10 p.m. the afternoon of April 21. It appears two vehicles were involved, one driven by the victim and the other by an unknown person, with no passengers in either vehicle. The accident occurred in an intersection, and the force of the collision was enough to throw the victim from her vehicle before being pinned underneath it.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 pedestrians killed in New Jersey

A man and woman were tragically killed the evening of March 7 after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross a road, according to local sources. The New Jersey residents were attempting to cross a road when they were hit by an SUV. As with many motor vehicle accidents, the intersection was shut down for hours while investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash. The driver has not yet been charged. 

According to reports, around 7:50 p.m., the 60-year-old man and his 59-year-old wife were attempting to cross an intersection at Memorial Parkway and Grand Avenue when the accident occurred. A 27-year-old man reportedly struck them with his SUV. The force of the impact was enough to severely injure both pedestrians. They were pronounced dead shortly thereafter. 


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