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December 2011 Archives

3 injured in local DWI accidents in New Jersey

Readers in Burlington County know that drinking and driving can lead to serious ramifications, including not only financial penalties but also time behind bars for the offender. And too often drunk driving leads to car accidents in which victims are injured through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, two such local accidents occurred recently in New Jersey.The first accident happened early on Dec. 17 in Deptford. A 21-year-old man was charged with DWI and assault by auto after he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to strike a curb and overturn. The young man was accompanied by two passengers, and all were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The extent of their injuries was unavailable at the time of a local news report.

Train accident: personal injury claims life of Wrightstown man

Train accidents may not be very common in Burlington County, but when they do happen, they typically cause serious personal injury and even death. Recently, a 26-year old Wrightstown man was walking on train tracks near Florence when he was hit by a light-rail train. He suffered severe personal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene approximately 30 minutes later.No injuries were reported on-board the train, though service was halted for approximately two hours while the accident was investigated. Witnesses say the man may have been walking with someone else who was not on the tracks when the accident occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

Calls for grand jury investigation into death of 19-year-old

Though criminal activity is never excusable, neither is excessive force by the police. Laws are in place to prevent illegal actions by citizens and the authorities must respect the rights of criminals when they are taken into custody. If police officers step too far, they can fatally wound a criminal who does not necessarily pose a threat, bringing wrongful death suits upon themselves and the city they represent.

I-295 car accident seriously injures Burlington motorcyclist

An automobile accident recently resulted in a pile-up on Interstate 295. Along with several others, a Burlington motorcyclist was injured in the car collision. The accident happened just before 11 in the morning when the motorcyclist was rear-ended a few miles north of the Route 73 exit. The man was transported by air to Cooper University Hospital with serious injuries, and he remained in critical condition on the day following the collision. The crash caused the interstate to be closed in the area for several hours as police investigated the incident, treated the injured and cleared the wreckage.According to police, there were three cars also involved in the accident. All of them crashed into the rear ends of other vehicles. Many of those injured were treated at Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill. With the exception of the motorcyclist, all others were treated and released.

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