New Jersey residents often travel in groups for school, church or business functions. Often, the trips are full of social activity and excitement, and many people don't give much thought to the chance of a car accident. For a small church group returning home from an event, a tired driver and a momentary loss of vehicle control resulted in an accident and multiple injuries.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a 2011 accident in Burlington, New Jersey, has led to $2.55 million being awarded to the estate of a man who was fatally injured. According to court documents filed in the lawsuit and judgment, the car accident occurred on August 23, 2011, when the driver of an Infinity G37 lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road, overcorrected and then collided with a tractor-trailer driving in the opposing lane on Route 206 in Southampton in Burlington County.
Three people were injured when the driver of a luxury car became ill behind the wheel and plowed into a busy supermarket shortly before 2 p.m. one recent afternoon. The car accident took place at the front entrance of a Pathway supermarket in Irvington, about 20 miles west of Manhattan.
In the blink of an eye, a car accident can occur in New Jersey that injures or kills innocent people. These situations are made all the more tragic when it is a child who dies.
A report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that more people died in U.S. highway accidents in 2012 than in 2011. The NHTSA also found fatal alcohol-related accidents increased five percent, with most involving drivers with blood-alcohol content levels more than twice the legal limit. Additionally, the study found motorcyclist and semi-truck driver deaths also increased. While many of these numbers have risen since 2011, the data shows accident deaths are still the lowest they have been since 1950. Also, the study found New Jersey had the largest decline in alcohol-related fatal accidents.
No matter how safely a motorist drives, he or she can never be sure that other drivers are taking the same preventative precautions. Unfortunately, this means that motorists are often blindsided by a careless driver, and they are often seriously injured as a result. Because of this, car accident victims should be aware of the legal options available to help them regain their normal life.
Three Jersey City women and an unborn child were recently killed in a car crash in Jersey City, New Jersey, when a van went off the road and crashed into the side of the home. The auto accident victims include a 62-year-old woman, a 36-year-old woman and her unborn baby, and an 11-year-old girl. Six other passengers were injured in the car crash. The younger woman was five months pregnant at the time of the crash. The driver, a 37-year-old man, was the stepfather of the young girl killed, and he admitted to being intoxicated at the time of the crash. The driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and assault by auto.
A car accident in Maplewood, New Jersey has claimed the lives of two young men, and has the driver, a 20-year-old son of a local fire chief, charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol. The auto accident allegedly occurred when the driver was drinking and speeding when he failed to observe a stop sign and broadsided another car.
Recently, a two-car accident near the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, New Jersey, sent seven people to the hospital with injuries. The car accident occurred when a Lexus SUV collided with a Honda Sedan, injuring seven people. All seven were in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The incident is still under police investigation.
A 56-year old Washington Township, New Jersey, man was recently sentenced to 270 days in jail for causing a DUI accident that left the victim with severe injuries and a permanent disability. The car accident occurred when the man failed to yield to an oncoming motorcycle being driven by the victim while trying to turn left into a motel parking lot. The motorcycle drove right into the side of the man's pickup truck, causing the victim to suffer broken bones and hemorrhaging of the brain. The victim suffered permanent injuries as a result of the accident and now walks with a limp and a cane. Toxicology results showed that at the time of the accident, the man's blood alcohol content was over three times the legal limit for drivers. The man pled guilty to third-degree assault by auto and drunken driving, and in addition to receiving a jail sentence, had his driver's license suspended for two years, was placed on probation for five years and must pay restitution to the victim for his medical expenses.