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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

2 killed in alleged DWI accident in New Jersey

The driver responsible for tragic car accident that killed two individuals in New Jersey last August has been charged. Authorities claim he was driving while intoxicated when the crash occurred. If this is the case, the surviving family members of the victims of this alleged DWI accident may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.

Not uncommon for a DWI accident to result in fatality

Every day on roads in New Jersey and throughout the United States, it is not uncommon to find impaired drivers. Millions of drivers a year admit to having driven drunk at some point -- though not all are involved in accidents or are criminally charged. However, numerous alcohol-related auto collisions do occur and many of them result in fatality. When a fatal DWI accident does take place, a victim's surviving family members may be left struggling in a variety of ways.

Injured or lost a loved on in a drunk driving accident?

Every single day across the country, approximately 27 people are killed in accidents involving drunk drivers. Numerous others are injured in such incidents. When a drunk driving accident occurs, whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, what can victims or -- in the event of fatality -- surviving family members do?

Drunk driving accident in New Jersey kills 1

A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a crash that resulted in the death of another individual. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred Jan. 29, in Sussex County. At this time, it is unknown if any other charges are pending against this young man.

New Jersey drunk driving accident: state prevention strategies

It seems that few days go by without a DUI-related accident being reported on the news. While the dangers of driving while impaired are well-known, numerous Americans still choose to get behind the wheel while inebriated. In New Jersey it is no different. It is truly unfortunate that one may fall victim to a drunk driving accident as a result.

How BAC levels impair driving

New Jersey residents may be interested to know the effect that an individual's blood alcohol concentration has on their physical and mental faculties and what that means when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The slightest amount of alcohol consumed will have some type of effect on the individual. For example, a BAC of .02 percent leaves the individual feeling relaxed and causes their driving to become risky since their attention becomes easily diverted.

Keeping New Jersey drivers informed about impaired driving

On average, one person dies in an accident caused by an impaired driver every 51 minutes. This translated to 10,322 people dying in 2012 in impaired driving accidents, which was 31 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in the United States. In addition to the human cost, these accidents cost $59 billion annually. In 2010, 1.4 million people were taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Driver in DWI accident that left student injured charged

It was reported on Dec. 16 that a 30-year-old New Jersey man who was involved in a car accident that left one person with severe injuries was accused of driving while intoxicated. The accident took place during the early morning hours of Oct. 4 at the intersection of Easton Avenue and Mine Street in New Brunswick.