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Car Accidents Archives

Accident victims cause impact from New Jersey across the U.S.

In an effort to create public awareness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published statistics about motor vehicle accident injuries in this country and the medical costs involved. The effect on the health care system and society as a whole is evident. National data shows more than 7,000 people each day or about 2.5 million per year are admitted to emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in a car accident. Almost 200,000 of those individuals were also hospitalized. The CDC would like to see more action aimed at reducing those numbers.

New Jersey crashes take toll on economy

Medical expenses, lost wages and destruction of property that results from auto accidents costs New Jersey residents a significant amount of money each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claimed monetary losses from auto accidents between 2007 and 2012 grew at an annual rate of 8 percent. Although the rate of bodily injuries declined, the expenses associated with auto accidents continued to make a considerable financial burden on the injured.

Truck driver killed in New Jersey Turnpike accident

A New Jersey tractor-trailer accident resulted in the death of one man and left another injured on Sept. 26. The accident occurred around 5 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield Park near the entrance to the George Washington Bridge.

5 teens from New Jersey high school injured in car crash

Five teenagers from Mainland Regional High School were injured on Aug. 30 when an accident occurred in Hamilton Township. The five girls were traveling to a charity soccer game when the Route 40 collision happened. One girl reportedly suffered serious injuries.

New Jersey limo bus accident leaves 1 dead

Area news sources report that a two-vehicle accident in Woodbine at around 12:40 p.m. on Aug. 30 left one person dead at the scene of the accident and another person injured. Upper Township EMS transported the injured individual to Shore Memorial Hospital with injuries considered to be minor in nature.

New Jersey farmers market crash kills 1, injures 2

A New Jersey pedestrian accident at a Hawthorne farmers market left one woman dead and two people injured on Aug. 10. The car crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. when the driver of a pickup truck drove through a police barricade demarcating the boundaries of the farmers market and crashed into a tomato vendor's stall.

New Jersey wrong-way collision kills 2, injures 2

Two people died as a result of a head-on collision on Route 49, and two others were hurt after the Aug. 8 two-vehicle accident. The accident occurred near the old Penn-Salem Marina around 12:45 p.m. in the eastbound lane of Route 49 when a 2005 Toyota Corolla traveling in the west lane crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2013 Ford Escape.