Seven people were injured on May 1 in an early morning collision between a car and a New Jersey Transit bus in Newark. The driver of the car reportedly attempted to flee the scene of the accident despite being critically injured and was soon apprehended by police on suspicion of drunk driving.
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.
The driver who killed a Jersey City man has pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular homicide in a New Jersey courtroom. The fatal accident, which happened in 2013, may lead to as many as 21 years of incarceration for the 22-year-old man.
On Feb. 19, a 77-year-old Bayonne woman crashed her BMW SUV through the front door of the Wendy's restaurant on Lefante Way at approximately 3:12 p.m. The SUV drove about ten feet into the interior of the restaurant, stopping just before hitting the back wall.
New Jersey residents should be wary when traveling at high speeds on highways and freeways as chain-reaction car crashes are more likely to occur. A three-car crash near on a Virginia interstate resulted in the death of a 54-year-old man and minor injuries to three of his passengers in a 2007 Honda. Proceeding westbound in the early evening of Dec. 22, the vehicle struck the rear of a 2013 Audi sedan, causing both drivers to lose control.
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.
Major car accidents can be tragic enough if two vehicles are involved, but if more than two are involved, the accident can become much worse. Multiple vehicles can make the situation much more dangerous for those involved, and such an accident can involve numerous people. More cars involved in an accident can result in more severe injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, one multiple car accident in New Jersey recently injured multiple people.
Truck accidents are often serious or fatal simply because of the enormous size and weight of 18-wheelers compared to passenger vehicles. However, truck accidents can also be particularly dangerous depending on the cargo that is being transported.
When individuals take their eyes off of the road ahead to focus their attention on something else, we call it distracted driving. A variety of actions can be considered a distraction, including changing the radio, leaning down to pick something up off the floor, eating food, putting on makeup or even turning around to scold the kids that are acting up in the back seat.