Social media is often where a story breaks for the first time. In times of crisis, news channels often deliver information as it is reported by users on Twitter and other networks. While these sources are rarely used as "confirmed" sources by the media, what is said by Twitter and other social media users can cloud a story.
The stats on texting and driving are repeatedly reported by news channels across the country, and almost anyone you speak to will admit to knowing the dangers of such action. In New Jersey, it is illegal to text and drive, and doing so will result in a ticket or other consequence if a driver is seen by law enforcement. Even so, drivers of all ages still engage in this activity.
In the moments just after a car accident, you can experience a range of physical and emotional states. Even if you have no injuries or only minor injuries, you could be in shock from the incident. If you are seriously injured, you might not be able to move or call for help. Here are some things to do immediately following an accident if you are able.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, aggressive driving involves unlawful action on the part of a driver who is speeding, passing improperly or improperly changing lanes. Since aggressive driving can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents, the person doing the aggressive driving might be held liable for any damages or injuries that occur in such accidents.
Holidays are always a time when authorities report seeing an increase in motor vehicle accidents. One reason is that there are simply more people on the roadways during these times. Sadly, another reason for increased accidents is that celebrations around the holidays often include alcohol, which can lead to reckless behavior behind the wheel.
After a fatal accident on New Jersey highways, the police investigate the scene before preparing a report. However, they don't want to close off in-demand highways for long, so they generally conduct this investigation and clean up quickly. Much of the investigation goes on in the days, weeks and even months following the car accident.
A man from Monmouth County, New Jersey, was recently sentenced before a federal judge for the involuntary manslaughter of a high school principal that occurred in an automobile accident. The car accident occurred when the man drove his vehicle head-on into oncoming traffic and crashed into a car driven by a local school principal. The principal was killed in the accident, and it was determined that the defendant had been under the influence of Ambien at the time of the accident. The man had taken over four times the recommended dose of the drug. The man was sentenced to 41 months in prison. Because the location of the accident was within Fort Monmouth, the case fell under the jurisdiction of the federal government, rather than the state of New Jersey.
Recently, a 22-year old woman from Haskell, New Jersey turned herself in to local police after fleeing from the scene of the car accident where she injured four people. The car accident occurred when the small car driven by the woman swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a minivan. Two people in the minivan were injured, as were the woman's two passengers in the car.
A police investigation has unearthed new facts concerning a July car accident in New Jersey that claimed the life of an 18-year-old college student.
Recently, a two-car collision in Manalapan, New Jersey, claimed the life of a 32-year-old woman who had lost control of her car. Police say the auto accident occurred when the woman veered into oncoming traffic while failing to negotiate a curve. The police investigation is still ongoing, however, it has been reported that the car accident may have been caused by high driving speeds and wet roads.