New Jersey State Police reported that a 27-year-old man from Phillipsburg died in a two-motorcycle accident on County Route 609. He was declared dead at the accident scene in Hope Township on April 16, the day before his birthday.
New Jersey State Police reported that they believe a chain reaction collision on the Garden State Parkway was caused by a driver from New York City who fell asleep behind the wheel. The accident caused serious injuries to at least one person and required the complete closure of the northbound side of the road for a substantial amount of time.
Parents in New Jersey teaching their teenagers to drive should warn their children about distracted driving. A study prepared by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 58 percent of teen car accidents resulted from distractions.
A man in New Jersey was killed on March 26 after a vehicle lost its tire and caused a four-car crash. The fatal car accident took place in Denville while the 77-year-old victim was traveling in an Audi along Interstate 80 with his 66-year-old wife. Although the man's wife was injured in the crash, her injuries were not life threatening.
New Jersey State Police say that a multi-vehicle accident involving a car-carrier resulted in one driver being trapped inside his car on March 13. The accident took place along westbound Route 80 when a car-carrier collided into two passenger cars near Exit 62. According to reports, there might have been more vehicles involved, but authorities did not immediately release an exact count.
The police department in Paramus, New Jersey, and the Bergen County Prosecutor's office continue to look into the accident the killed one bicyclist and injured another. Two men, ages 23 and 24, were heading east on Midland Avenue in Paramus when an eastbound Jeep Grand Cherokee struck them, according to a police news release.
For the third time in its 16 years of business, the same New Jersey restaurant has had a car crash through its doors. At the Cluck-U Chicken in Red Bank around noon on March 3, a 71-year-old woman drove into the restaurant and hit a 37-year-old man standing at the counter.
Charges could be pending following a two-car collision on Route 206 in Frankford on Dec. 24. New Jersey State Police said the accident occurred around 10:50 a.m. during a period of heavy rain.
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.
New Jersey distracted driving laws make it illegal for a person to text message on a cellphone while driving. Such laws were enacted to keep the highways safe, as the use of cellphones while driving is linked to frequent fatal and non-fatal accidents.