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.
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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.
A large number of accidents are caused by driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs and texting. One of these factors by itself is dangerous to the driver and anyone else on the road, but when any combination of these factors is present, the risk of a car accident rises. In an accident that occurred in New Jersey on July 31, 2012, the driver was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol and was also texting.
The investigation continues into an accident that snarled traffic on westbound Route 78 for hours recently. The New Jersey Department of Transportation was forced to close the express and local lanes while a fuel fire was put out and the on scene investigation was conducted. One person died in the truck vs. car accident and another suffered critical injuries.
Due to their inexperience behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, teenagers across the country are often involved in accidents. Many do not yet understand how weather conditions and other obstacles can affect driving. For instance, police here in New Jersey believe that wet roads contributed to a recent car accident that killed two teens and seriously injured a third.
Nearly every New Jersey driver understands that weather conditions can change the way a vehicle reacts on the road. For instance, heavy rains can make the roads slick and difficult to navigate. The weather may be a factor in a car accident that killed an 18-year-old man.
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.
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.
People's lives can be forever altered in a matter of seconds. This is especially true if someone is involved in a serious car accident. One second, a New Jersey resident can be driving without a care in the world, and in the next moment, things can go terribly wrong.