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New Jersey State Trooper endangers public safety

Recently, a New Jersey State Trooper from Spring Lake Heights was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly struck two parked cars, crashed his vehicle into a creek and then fled the scene of the accident. The trooper was off-duty at the time of the car accident. The car was found backed into a creek, and the police officer in question was arrested at his home. Luckily, no one was injured, although one of the cars was severely damaged.

Court rules on first-of-its-kind New Jersey car accident case

Lawsuits are common after automobile accidents, especially when it is shown that one of the drivers was reckless or negligent. In such situations, car accident victims seek compensation for their injuries, as well as for lost wages, medical expenses and any pain and suffering that may have resulted from a crash.

New Jersey high school student killed in tragic car accident

Every morning during the school year, students in New Jersey make their way to class. Those who are too young to drive sometimes use the bus; others who are old enough to drive may get to drive themselves. Parents and students alike expect to arrive at their destinations safely. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and car accidents are too often the cause.

Cell phone use while driving: New Jersey seeks tougher penalties

Lawmakers in Trenton are trying to make it easier to prosecute drivers whose hand-held cell phone use resulted in injuries or death. The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee unanimously voted in favor of advancing the bill toward passage into law. The purpose of the legislation is to deter cell phone use while driving and effectively prevent car accidents.

69-year-old pedestrian injured in Moorestown hit-and-run

An elderly Moorestown man was recently the victim of a hit-and-run accident as he tried to cross Main Street. The hit-and-run happened shortly after sundown on March 16. Responders on the scene transported the 69-year-old to Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill for treatment. He was later taken to Cooper University Hospital, where he was said to be in stable condition.

Federal investigation for Burlington County bus-truck crash

A devastating accident between a dump truck and a school bus has sparked what is expected to be a year-long investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The fatal accident happened in Burlington County, where one family in Chesterfield is grieving the tragic loss of an 11-year-old triplet.

Fatal pedestrian accident under investigation in Delran

City traffic engineers and drivers alike have a responsibility to try to make New Jersey roadways safe. One aspect of a traffic engineer's job is to address unsafe road conditions such as intersections and traffic directives that have proven to be especially dangerous to motorists and pedestrians. Drivers, of course, must try to prevent personal injury by exercising due caution and limiting distractions. A recent pedestrian accident in Burlington County reminds us of the vital importance of these issues.

Fatal car accidents in Burlington County spiked in 2011

State police and highway traffic officials are trying to figure out why the number of fatal car accidents increased in New Jersey in 2011. Statewide, 82 more people were killed in traffic accidents than in 2010, and a staggering 52 of those fatalities were reported in Burlington County, up from 34 in the previous year. Across the state, 146 pedestrians were killed, reflecting an increase of five. In all of New Jersey, there were 638 people killed in 596 accidents. Why?

New Jersey car accident takes man's life, injures another

A recent motor vehicle accident has left a New Jersey man dead and another injured. The accident involved only one vehicle, but no information was available as to which man was driving the car at the time. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident to determine the cause of the crash.Tragically, the accident happened at 1:11 a.m. on the Thursday before Christmas, Dec. 22. The two men were going southbound on a major thoroughfare when their car left the roadway and hit a guardrail. That caused the vehicle to overturn and cross the median before coming to rest on the other side of the road. When emergency responders arrived, they found the car to be engulfed by flames, and both men had been ejected from the vehicle.

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.

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