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Alcohol suspected in fatal car accident on New Jersey Turnpike

The driver of what was determined by authorities to be a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike early one morning. At approximately 4:09 a.m., the Jetta careened into the back of a tractor-trailer. The car accident took the life of the passenger in the car.

Medical issue may be responsible for deadly car accident

Having a medical condition may not necessarily preclude an individual from driving, but it could potentially raise his or her risk of becoming involved in a car crash. Police in New Jersey suspect that a medical issue may have caused a recent head-on collision. It could take some time to confirm whether that was actually the cause of the deadly car accident.

Cause of New Jersey car accident unknown so far

The very nature of an accident suggests an event that could not be avoided. However, most car accidents could be avoided if drivers were more proactive instead of reactive and paid more attention to the roadway rather than allowing themselves to be distracted or fatigued behind the wheel. Many New Jersey residents might know that these are not the only reasons that a car accident can happen, and sometimes, the exact nature of a crash is not readily known.

Premises liability claim follows shooting incident in tavern

New Jersey owners of commercial establishments -- such as restaurants, taverns and nightclubs -- are required to appropriately protect those who are legally on their premises. They should ensure proper security inside and outside their establishment. Failure to provide safe surroundings may lead to patrons suffering personal injury that could result in the property owner facing premises liability claims.