Authorities report that, on April 13, a 27-year-old male bicyclist was injured after a driver reportedly struck him and then drove away. The crash occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. in Winslow Township.
New Jersey parents of teenagers are often alarmed to hear that their children send text messages or talk on their cellphones while they are driving. However, in a recent study, 27 percent of teenagers who were surveyed admitted to changing their clothes in addition to doing homework or putting on makeup while behind the wheel. Another 40 percent of teenagers admitted to texting while driving, but that number is lower than it has been in some previous studies. Those who have researched the subject say that this lower number means that awareness campaigns have been working.
With people becoming increasingly reliant on their cellphones and other electronic devices, accidents caused by distracted driving have increased. People who are distracted by such devices may unintentionally cause accidents and serious personal injury to others around them.
A three-vehicle accident in New Jersey left one man dead and sent two others to the hospital on Dec. 6. The accident occurred in the afternoon in the westbound lanes of Route 78 near the Garden State Parkway ramp in Union.
An accident between three vehicles has left a woman from New Jersey and three others with injuries. Police reports state that the crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.
Speed and driver distraction were identified as contributing factors in an Aug. 19 car accident that killed three people in Monmouth County, reportedly. However, it was not clear what caused the 19-year-old driver of the Volkswagen Jetta involved in the wreck to become distracted, county officials stated.
A tractor-trailer driver was killed in an early morning crash near the George Washington Bridge Sept. 26. Accident wreckage blocked express and local lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike for several hours following the incident.
Last month, we discussed how a tragic trucking accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a veteran comedian dead and actor-comedian Tracy Morgan as well as others seriously injured.