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New Jersey couple killed in recent car accident

Negligent drivers are a common factor in many motor vehicle collisions. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting while driving or driving while too tired are all examples of negligence. A New Jersey couple was recently killed in a car accident that may have been caused by a driver acting negligently.

Authorities stated that the van the victims were traveling in was in the jug handle of the road when the accident occurred. A driver in another vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed entered the jug handle, lost control and crashed into the victims' van. The impact launched the van over the guardrail and down an embankment into a portion of Olympia Lakes.

Man faces work injury after falling down elevator shaft

Accidents on the job can happen in an instant. This can be especially true for those working at construction sites. Most New Jersey employers make use of many kinds of safety measures to avoid such incidents, but an unexpected work injury may still occur. A construction worker in a nearby state was recently injured in a fall.

The incident occurred at the site of a future casino, in which more than 1,000 construction workers are employed. For reasons that are still unclear, the worker somehow fell down an elevator shaft on the premises. This happened shortly after he arrived for his early morning shift. Few further details were released about the incident.

New Jersey man killed in car accident with several vehicles

Automobile collisions are an unfortunate reality in the lives of New Jersey residents and those across the country. Whatever the cause of a car accident, there is always a potential for injury or even death for those involved. Tragically, one man was killed in a recent crash involving three vehicles.

Officials said that the victim was traveling northbound on Route 202 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a truck. The force of the impact pushed the victim's car into a third vehicle, though no damage to that vehicle occurred. Police believe the cause of the crash was due to the truck driver being intoxicated.

Explosion causes serious work injury for employee

There are many industries in New Jersey and across the country that pose some form of risk to their employees. In many cases, these risks are negligible because of the safety measures in place to prevent injuries. Other times, an unexpected accident could result in a more serious outcome. One man is now facing a severe work injury after an explosion occurred at his place of employment.

The worker is employed at a portable oil and gas drilling facility. For reasons that have yet to be determined, an explosion occurred late in the evening. Multiple residents in a nearby subdivision reported hearing the explosion and feeling their homes shake. A fire broke out as a result and took several hours to put out as there were no nearby fire hydrants and getting water to the site was challenging. 

Recent New Jersey car accident injures 2

There are countless factors that could contribute to a motor vehicle collision. Often, the ultimate cause of a car accident is a distracted driver. When drivers fail to pay attention to their surroundings by texting and driving, driving while intoxicated or even being tired while behind the wheel, accidents resulting in property damage and injury are much more likely to occur. A recent crash in New Jersey left two people injured.

Authorities have released few details of the collision at this time. The crash occurred near exit 137 on the Garden State Parkway in the early afternoon. For reasons that are still unclear, two vehicles collided. Following the impact, both vehicles went into the nearby woods.

Drunk driving accident results in pedestrian's death

Roadways can be dangerous enough without the added effects of intoxication. Unfortunately, some drivers still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs. The resulting accidents often lead to serious injuries or fatalities. One recent drunk driving accident took the life of a New Jersey pedestrian.

Officials said that they suspected drunk driver's vehicle struck the pedestrian as he was attempting to cross the street. A patrolman with the local police department spotted the car after and noticed damage to the windshield and a headlight. He then came upon the victim laying dead in the road, surrounded by debris. 

Man suffers serious work injury after fall

There may be many different ways a New Jersey work accident can occur. For those in the construction industry, falls are a common cause of injury. A worker in another state recently suffered a serious work injury as a result of a fall in a building being remodeled into a hotel.

Authorities said that the worker was employed with an asbestos removal contractor. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the worker fell about 15 feet from scaffolding in the building. His boss, who claimed that they had just held a safety meeting prior to the accident, believes that there may have been a problem with the latch on the scaffolding's entry gate.

7 injured in recent New Jersey car crash

Due to the significant number of automobiles on the road at any given moment, it is no surprise that accidents occur regularly. However, a car crash is not something to be taken lightly. Collisions often result in property damage and injury for those involved. A recent crash in New Jersey resulted in injuries for several people. 

According to police, a driver in a stolen car slammed into another vehicle while traveling through an intersection. The driver believed to have caused the accident reportedly then fled the scene. Authorities are still searching for the suspect. No other details of the crash have been released at this time.

Man faces work injury after factory explosion

Most careers in New Jersey and across the country include some form of risk in their daily activities. An office job may result in an injury over a long period of repetitive actions such as typing, while a more labor intensive job may result in an work injury from a sudden accident involving machinery. An unexpected explosion recently caused injury to a worker in another state.

The accident occurred at a factory that produces cheese. Authorities reported that the worker was in the company auto shop attempting to cut an empty 55-gallon barrel with a cutting torch at the time of the incident. For reasons that are still unclear, this process caused an explosion and caught the shop on fire.

Young New Jersey boy killed in recent car accident

Loss of life is always tragic, particularly when the life is that of a young child. That is why it is so important for drivers to remain aware of their surroundings. When a driver fails to remain vigilant, a car accident is much more likely to occur. An 8-year-old boy was killed in a recent New Jersey accident.

According to authorities, the young boy was walking home from a team fundraiser when he was struck by a vehicle. It is unclear what caused the vehicle to hit the child. Witnesses report that the driver of the vehicle did not stop, but seemed dazed as he drove away from the scene. A few witnesses were able to run after the car and convince the driver to stop.