As traffic on New Jersey roadways becomes more congested, it is not only other drivers who see an increase in risks. Pedestrians walking along roadways are also at an increased risk of being struck by passing vehicles. If a driver is drunk and strikes and injures or kills a pedestrian, he runs the risk of being charged with having caused a DWI accident.
Car accidents that involve alcohol frequently result in serious injury or death in New Jersey. These accidents are preventable in that if the impaired person does not drive, a death or serious injury that could result from a drunk driving accident could not happen. A new law recently passed takes a step toward making this a reality and, in some instances, reduces the amount of time that a person's license may be suspended.
Two members of an area high school community perished in a recent tragic crash in New Jersey. One victim was an alumnus of the high school and the other, riding in a different car, was a rising senior of the same high school. The driver of a car that is believed to have caused the crash was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the apparent drunk driving accident.
Drinking and driving do not mix. This is a known fact in New Jersey but accidents continue to happen. A man who reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian in a drunk driving accident was recently sentenced for the crime he committed.
Summer is almost here in New Jersey and that means warm weather, outdoor activities and college kids reuniting with families for summer breaks. They come home, reconnect with siblings and parents and spend quality time with family members. That was the situation of a young woman who was tragically killed in an apparent drunk driving accident on a recent Saturday evening.
Another school year is coming to an end in New Jersey and that means happy occasions such as proms and graduations are on the horizon. It seems every year these happy occasions are marred by the tragedy of a fatal DUI accident. One school in Warren County is trying to prevent anyone in its student body from becoming another statistic.
Spring is coming and people are anxious to get out of their houses and enjoy nice weather, driving without snow and ice, and maybe having a drink or two. Sadly, some will have the drink or two and perhaps not realize that it impairs their ability to safely drive a vehicle in New Jersey. This may have been the case in a reported recent drunk driving accident in Madison.
Spring is coming and people are enjoying the warmer temperatures and taking the opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise after a long winter. A man and wife were crossing a road on a recent evening. Maybe they were on their way home, out for a stroll or going shopping. Whatever their destination, they never got there as they were struck and killed in a New Jersey drunk driving accident.
Attempts to reduce accidents and fatalities related to drunk driving are never ending in New Jersey. A tragic case was recently settled in court. It resulted in substantial jail time for the driver accused of being involved in a drunk driving accident and causing the death of another person.
New Year's Eve is frequently referred to as amateur night. While it is never a good idea to get behind the wheel of a car when one has been drinking, it seems that more people do just that on New Year's Eve more often than at other times. In spite of the attempts of ride apps, sobriety check points and other safe driving efforts, the problem of deaths caused by a drunk driving accident continues to be a significant problem in New Jersey and around the country.