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January 2019 Archives

New Jersey car accident involving bus claims 1 life, injures 20

New Jersey highways can be dangerous places considering the amount of traffic they receive. A recent car accident involving three cars and a bus sent 20 people to the hospital and claimed the life of one young woman. Authorities are still investigating the crash to determine what caused the accident.

Inappropriate use of K-9 unit can cause dangerous animal bite

A recent lawsuit against the Atlantic City Police Department has resulted in an out of court settlement. The claimant alleged that he was assaulted by the police and a K-9 unit as he was walking home from a casino. An internal affairs investigation of the officers found that the officers had not used excessive force and that the animal bite was warranted.

Drunk driving accident can still mar new year's celebrations

New Year's Eve is frequently referred to as amateur night. While it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car when one has been drinking, it seems that more people do just that on New Year's Eve more often than at other times. In spite of the attempts of ride apps, sobriety check points and other safe driving efforts, the problem of deaths caused by a drunk driving accident continues to be a significant problem in New Jersey and around the country.

Defensive driving not always enough to stop a car crash

Defensive driving is widely advocated as protection against an accident. Expecting the unexpected can help to maintain one's focus behind the wheel and allow for fast reaction time to avoid a crash. Unfortunately, some situations cannot be anticipated and a resulting car crash may be unavoidable.