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.
Two weeks after a high school cheerleader attending Summit High School in Hackensack had her braces removed, she was elbowed in the mouth accidentally by another member of the squad during a stunt at a summer training camp called RAMS All Star Cheering. According to the girl's mother, the accident pushed the girl's front tooth backward into the roof of her mouth, requiring immediate oral surgery.
A two-car accident that occurred in New Jersey on June 15 left one person dead and two others injured. According to the report, the crash took place at an intersection in East Windsor at 3:17 p.m.
A car accident that occurred in New Jersey on June 13 left one person dead and four others with injuries. According to the report, the incident took place on the New Jersey Turnpike near exit 14C just outside of Jersey City at approximately 6:16 a.m.
Are you a careful and conscientious driver? You might hope this diligence will keep you safe on the roads, but sadly this is not always the case. It only takes one negligent or distracted driver to trigger an incident affecting everyone on that stretch of road. It can happen to anyone, at any time, as became all too apparent to drivers in New Jersey after a single collision put five people in the hospital.
In the comfort of your own home, you can maintain the safety and cleanliness of your surroundings for yourself and your family. However, every time you visit a public location, you are relying on the premises owners to have properly maintained the venue. This also applies when you drop your children at school, somewhere you would hope to be a safe environment for your child away from dangerous property. Sadly, as one New Jersey mother found out, this is not always the case.
Road accidents happen almost every day in New Jersey, but they are never a matter to be taken lightly. A simple mistake on the part of one driver can have severe repercussions, and the busier the road, the higher the toll can be. Sometimes accidents are hard to avoid, if weather conditions are bad, the road is improperly maintained, or a distracted driver strays into your path. It is important to stay alert at all times when driving to have the best chance of staying safe and keeping others safe.
As New Jersey drivers age, their confidence in their driving skills may weaken, causing them to avoid driving as much as they once did. The might avoid going out at night, during bad weather or even during rush hour. Although this may be the case for some older drivers, a recent study shows that it definitely is not always the case.