Sadly, motor vehicle collisions have become a common occurrence not only in New Jersey but across the country. While there may be many factors that could contribute to a car accident, any of them could result in property damage and serious injuries or fatalities. One man was killed and three others were injured in a recent collision.
It is estimated that distracted driving caused 3,477 road fatalities across the country in 2015. In the same year, 391,000 people were injured in accidents because drivers were distracted. There is little doubt that a distracted driver is a disaster in the making.
Collisions can easily occur when New Jersey drivers are negligent. Falling asleep at the wheel, texting while driving or otherwise failing to pay attention to surroundings could all be considered negligent acts committed by a distracted driver. A priest and his sister were recently killed in a crash involving a possibly negligent driver.
Motor vehicle collisions are an unfortunately common occurrence in New Jersey and across the country. Many of these crashes happen when drivers fail to remain observant of their surroundings. A recent car accident took the life of a pedestrian on the morning of April 30.
With warmer weather settling in, New Jersey residents are more inclined to travel for pleasure. As a result, those who choose to travel by motorcycle face an increased risk of becoming involved in a crash caused by an inattentive or distracted driver. There are hundreds of riders who wind up victims of a serious or fatal wreck due to the actions of another motorist.
In 2010, the number of crashes in one town in New Jersey was approximately 846. However, last year, after efforts to reduce the incidences attributed to a distracted driver, that number was almost cut in half. Now, the state is beginning a new phase in its efforts to eradicate these types of wrecks.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things one has to endure. However, when that loved one is a child who died as a result of a car accident, then the tragedy will resonate in the parents' lives forever. One New Jersey family is now awaiting the sentencing of the man who was responsible for the loss of their daughter.
There are times when a pedestrian may place him or herself in danger, such as when crossing a busy roadway. However, when walking along the designated walkways, one likely does not anticipate becoming a victim of a fatal car accident. Unfortunately, tragedy can befall New Jersey families seemingly without warning.
Police in New Jersey are investigating the cause of an accident that left two people injured. This car crash occurred in West Windsor on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Any witnesses to this incident are being asked to call the authorities.
In the morning of Monday, Jan. 16, two buses -- a school bus and a transit bus -- collided in East Brunswick. A total of 19 people were injured in the car crash, most of them were children. New Jersey police are still in the process of investigating this incident.