New Jersey residents may have noticed the plethora of news stories from here and around the country regarding car accidents in which one vehicle veered into oncoming traffic just before the crash. Adding to those stories is one about a woman fatally injured in an auto accident reportedly caused by a vehicle careening into her lane. Two other people were injured in the same crash.
A woman worked for the New Jersey Transit Authority for nearly 25 years. As a bus driver, she became involved in a deadly auto accident for which she was criminally charged. Since that time, the 67-year-old woman entered a plea of guilty to assault-by-auto in the fourth-degree and recently received a sentence of probation for three years.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on a recent Friday, a crowd of people outside a New Jersey bar got a unwanted surprise. A woman drove into the crowd. Fortunately, no one was injured initially. However, by the time police arrived, a woman standing outside the bar suffered serious injuries in this bizarre auto accident.
Some New Jersey residents know by personal experience that escaping from the wreckage of an accident is not always as easy as opening the vehicle's door. Sometimes, it is possible to wait for emergency responders and survive even with injuries. However, in an auto accident where a vehicle catches fire, if a victim is unable to get out on his or her own, it could end in tragedy.
When it comes to weather conditions, New Jersey drivers are aware that it is not just snow and ice that can reduce a vehicle's ability to stay on the road. Rainy, wet roads also pose a hazard to vehicles, especially if they are speeding. A driver's failure to respect that a wet road can be dangerous could result in someone being injured in an auto accident.
Two New Jersey teenagers will never get to attend their senior prom or play another football game for their school. The two would-be high school seniors were killed in a recent auto accident. The young driver of the car received his driver's license just about a month before the crash.
Authorities in New Jersey are still attempting to discern exactly how a recent accident occurred and what caused it. At this time, all that was reported about this auto accident is that a Toyota 4-Runner and a Nissan Maxima violently collided. It could be some time before all of the details regarding the crash are available.
New Jersey readers have likely already heard about celebrity Tracy Morgan being involved in a recent car accident. The comedian was seriously injured in an auto accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The accident killed another person who was involved and injured several others.
Riding a motorcycle can bring enjoyment to individuals for a number of reasons. However, that enjoyment also comes with certain risks as motorcyclists are more likely to be seriously injured if they are in an auto accident due to the lack of protection that other vehicles can offer. What may have been a minor accident between two larger vehicles could be a fatal accident when a motorcycle is involved.
Paying attention to everything that is in front of and otherwise within the eyesight of a driver is an important practice to which every New Jersey driver should adhere. Anything that takes a driver's eyes off the road can cause or contribute to an auto accident. Potential distractions include using a mobile phone, eating and even falling asleep while driving.