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Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead in New Jersey

A serious accident on the New Jersey Turnpike has claimed one life, according to sources in Ridgefield. New Jersey State Police responded to the 4-vehicle crash on the afternoon of Oct. 26. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, as motor vehicle accidents causing fatalities can sometimes lead to criminal charges being filed against one or more drivers. 

Very little information was available from the report, but it has been confirmed that the accident occurred around 2 p.m. in the southbound lanes. State Police say that two SUVs, one passenger car and one box truck were involved in the collision. It appears the box truck struck the rear of the passenger car, though how the other two vehicles became involved was not mentioned. 

Motor vehicle accidents: Car crash kills 1

One person has been reported dead and another is in serious condition following a two-car crash on the afternoon of Oct. 19, according to local authorities. New Jersey state police have confirmed the accident that claimed the life of one individual who has not been publicly identified. The details of this case are still being determined, and as with many motor vehicle accidents, charges may yet be pending. 

The information available on this case is limited at this time, but it has been confirmed that a northbound vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike left the road near mile marker 52.7. It appears the driver, who has not been identified, may have lost control of the vehicle. When the driver corrected to return to the turnpike, the vehicle was struck by another car. 

Avoid truck accidents by knowing the common causes

New Jersey gets its share of truck accidents each year, which makes it common for people to worry about what exactly is going wrong. In situations like these, the question remains as to who is at fault. Some might say it’s the trucker’s fault while others might blame the other driver. However, determining fault is not that easy.

There are many factors to account for in every accident. Some of these are the time of day, speed of each vehicle, impairment of drivers, vehicle maintenance records, distraction and many more.

Should office workers worry about workplace injuries?

Believe it or not, office jobs can cause some of the same injuries seen on construction sites. The reason for this is because regardless of the type of position, administrative or construction, ineffective safety rules and violations could lead to accidents.

The office space is one of those places people tend to forget about because it seems structured and protected. However, indoor injuries are just as likely to occur as they would outside or in a constructive environment.

What is New Jersey doing to reduce its crash numbers?

Motor vehicular accidents are unavoidable for many reasons. Regardless of how careful a driver might think they are, other drivers might speed, drink and drive and get distracted. Deciding to get behind the wheel is a choice which if not evaluated correctly, could leave you and other commuters, severely injured or worse.

While many people continue to practice safe driving, they can never truly be safe on the road if the state doesn't take action to help reduce the number of accidents. The state could do this by enacting stricter driving laws or creating programs that effectively help to reduce crash statistics. 

Motor vehicle accidents: 13-year-old killed in car crash

Tragedy struck Jackson Township on the evening of Oct. 1, when a 13-year-old boy lost his life in a car crash. New Jersey police are still putting together the particulars of how the car accident occurred, but they have reportedly not yet filed charges against the driver involved. As with many fatal motor vehicle accidents, this one will be under careful scrutiny until all the facts of the case can be confirmed. 

According to the limited information provided in the report, it appears the boy was on a scooter, traveling on Farmingdale Road with two friends on bicycles when the accident occurred. For reasons that were not articulated, the boy somehow entered the path of a vehicle being driven by an individual from out of town. The crash critically injured the boy, who was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead roughly an hour later. 

Are electric scooters really that dangerous?

E-scooters have been around for a while now, with a wide variety of makes and models available to rent or buy. Some people say these scooters are an easy, environmentally-friendly way to get around. But others argue that they’re dangerous to the community.

There have been lots of reports of e-scooter injuries, so are they really that dangerous?

Motor vehicle accidents: New Jersey man faces charges

A fatal wrong-way crash has left one person dead and another person in custody, according to local sources. New Jersey authorities are still investigating the crash that killed a 49-year-old man in the early morning of Aug. 24. Motor vehicle accidents causing fatalities must be carefully investigated to ensure prosecutors and defense attorneys alike have a strong understanding of the particulars of the crash. 

According to press reports, it appears police in Hillside attempted to pull over a vehicle being driven by a 24-year-old man for reasons that were not articulated. Rather than stopping, the man apparently pulled away at high speed, traveling down a one-way street in the wrong direction. He subsequently crashed into a vehicle driven by the 49-year-old victim at an intersection.

How can motorcycle riders protect themselves?

According to the state of New Jersey’s department of law and public safety, those involved in a motorcycle crash have an 82% chance of sustaining an injury. There are many factors to consider when trying to understand why these statistics are so high.

Due to a wide amount of distracted, fatigued and speeding drivers on the road, motorcyclists need to pay extreme caution to avoid being the victim of an accident. Especially since more than two-thirds of motorcycle accidents occur because a driver did not see a biker.

Cellphones are not the only distraction

When you hear the phrase “distracted driving" odds are that the first thing you thought of was a driver using their cellphone, whether that be texting, talking or watching videos. However, cellphone users are not the only ones who must abide by New Jersey’s distracted driving laws.

The road is somewhere where people need to pay extreme caution because they’re not only putting themselves at risk but others as well. Whether it be a long drive or a short one to the mall, distractions occur. By recognizing distractions, we can better avoid them.

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