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Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead in New Jersey

A 34-year-old man from Mount Olive died following a two-vehicle crash in New Jersey recently. Law enforcement authorities responded in the early morning of Jan. 2, where they found one person injured and later pronounced him dead. As with most motor vehicle accidents, the investigation into this tragic crash is still underway, and for the moment, no charges have been filed. 

According to the accident report, one driver was in the process of turning left onto 206 Northbound when the accident occurred. For reasons that have yet to be determined, a southbound vehicle crashed headlong into the turning car after the vehicle passed into the driver's lane of travel. The driver of the turning vehicle was rushed to a local hospital via airlift, but was later pronounced dead of his injuries. 

Motor vehicle accidents: 3 women in New Jersey killed

Three women have lost their lives after a crash in Woodbridge, according to spokespeople for the local police department. Officers in the New Jersey town responded to the crash, which reportedly involved a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer late on the night of Dec. 20. So far, charges have not been filed against anyone involved, but as with many motor vehicle accidents, police are still attempting to determine the cause of this tragic crash. 

According to police, no eyewitnesses were present for the crash, which happened around 11:50 p.m. the night in question. It appears the tractor trailer was just pulling away from a stoplight that had recently changed to green when the passenger vehicle, driven by a 23-year-old woman, crashed into the back of it. Two passengers, aged 23 and 24, respectively, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead, 2 injured in New Jersey

A collision involving a yellow taxi and an SUV has claimed one life in New Jersey. Law enforcement authorities in Jersey City responded to the crash around 4:30 a.m. during the morning of Dec. 6. As with many motor vehicle accidents, this incident is still under investigation, and for now, no charges have been filed. 

According to the information provided in the report, the two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision at Kennedy Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue. Witnesses said the vehicles collided at a high rate of speed in an intersection known to locals to be dangerous. The impact was sufficient to trap the two occupants of the SUV, requiring emergency services to extricate them. 

Motor vehicle accidents: New Jersey woman killed

A 29-year-old woman tragically lost her life in Woodbridge in the early morning of Nov. 25, according to local sources. State police confirmed the wrong-way crash took place on the New Jersey Turnpike. As with most motor vehicle accidents, this tragedy is still under investigation, and for the moment, charges have not been filed. 

According to the accident report, around 1:46 a.m. the 29-year-old woman was traveling south on the Turnpike in Woodbridge Township when the accident occurred. It appears an SUV was traveling north in the southbound lanes by a driver whose identity was not disclosed in the initial media report about the crash. Why the driver was in the wrong lane is unknown at this time, but it resulted in a head-on crash with the woman's vehicle.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 dead in New Jersey

Two people have lost their lives after their vehicle apparently struck the second floor of a business, according to local sources. New Jersey police have responded to this unusual accident that killed two unidentified people. So far, very little information has been released, but as with any motor vehicle accidents, this one is under careful investigation. 

According to the limited information in the report, it appears that around 6:30 a.m. the morning of Nov. 10, a sports car struck the second story of a building located across from an elementary school. The building was previously home to a variety of businesses, including a real estate company and a counseling service. Due to the time of day the accident happened, police say the building was deserted. 

Documenting a car crash is incredibly important

Whether you’re on your commute, headed to a party, or out on date night, a car accident is never expected. And in everything from the startling impact to the 911 call, the shock of the event can be overpowering. Your mind will race to the pain you feel and the worry about how it’ll affect your life.

The first thing on your mind, and rightly so, is getting the medical attention that you need. But one thing that’s important to remember, is documenting the scene. Should you be limping across the ground, trying to gather eyewitness accounts? Absolutely not. But when it comes to receiving compensation for your personal injury, the more documentation you have, the better.

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.


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