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Alcohol and driving distractions major causes of fatal crashes

It's probably no surprise to Mt. Laurel readers that underage drinkers are far more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than sober drivers in the same age group. A recent study published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs emphasizes the fact that age, alcohol and driving distractions play a significant role in fatal car accidents on the road. Is there a need for drunk driving and distracted driving prevention programs in New Jersey schools? The results of recent studies suggest so.

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?

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.

Driver in deadly car accident now facing vehicular homicide

It is always tragic when a person loses his or her life as the result of an accident, but when the person is young, and the accident is said to have been caused by another person's drunk driving, the tragedy becomes even more poignant. No New Jersey resident should have to lose a loved one in such a way, and no one should have to suffer serious personal injury because of a senseless car accident. With these problems in mind, Mount Laurel residents may recall one horrible automobile accident that occurred last year and resulted in one death and two injuries.

Tragic car accident leaves passenger dead

There is a reason why authorities treat driving while under the influence so seriously: it frequently leads to injuries and even death. That was the case with a recent tragic car accident that claimed the life of a passenger. The Burlington County driver is now facing multiple charges.

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